Ayodhya verdict: Disputed land verdict goes in favour of Hindus, Muslims to get 5 acres of land in Ayodhya
New Delhi : The Supreme Court has announced their unanimous verdict over the Ayodhya disputed land case on Saturday. The apex court ruled the case in favour of Hindus, saying that the land will be given to a trust that will be monitored by the Centre.
The Muslims will be given an alternative land of 5.1 acres in Ayodhya for the construction of Masjid.
Delivering the verdict, the Supreme Court of India quoted what the Archeological Survey of India has concluded.
# The Disputed structure was not made over a vacant land; according to the evidences produced by the ASI, people could be seen offering their prayers at the outer courtyard. There was a consistent pattern of worship by Hindus in the outer courtyard
The Centre has been given a time of 3 months to create a trust who will manage the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhay's disputed site.
The judgment was reserved by the bench on October 16, a 40-day long daily trial that had started on August 6.
A five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Chief Justice-designate Justice SA Bobde, Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice SA Nazeer delivered the verdict at 11:00AM.
Hindus believe the 16th-century Babri Masjid was built over a temple dedicated to Hindu god Ram, whose birthplace is also considered to be at the site.
The mosque was demolished by a mob of thousands in 1992, triggering a cycle of violence and riots across India.
All states and Union Territories have been put on high alert. Section 144 has been imposed in the whole of Uttar Pradesh.