A constitution bench of the Supreme court of India, led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, is all set to deliver its verdict on the politically sensitive Ayodhya land dispute case on November 9. A 70-decades-long civil dispute on who owns the title of 67.703 acres of land in the Ayodhya over the has turned into a religious and political battle.
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The judgment would be hammered by a constitution bench comprising of Chief Justice Rajan Gogoi and justices S.A. Bode, D.Y. Chandrachud, Ashok Bushan and Abdul Nazeer.
The apex court had been hearing appeals against the Allahabad High Court verdict of 2010, which spilt the land equally among three parties namely Ram Lalla, Nirmohi Akhara and the Sunni Waqf Board.
As of now, security across the country, especially in Ayodhya and parts adjoining the same, has been heightened in an attempt to thwart any possibility of conflicts between communities. Political leaders, including Yogi Adityanath, has urged the citizens of the country to respect the decision of the Apex Court and avoid unwanted comments on the same.
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Until a trust, for the management and erection of the temple, is formed the centre will possess the ownership of the land.
Internet service in Ajmer, Rajasthan has been temporarily suspended till 6 am tomorrow.
The Bench orders that the disputed land must be given to the Hindus while Muslims must be compensated with five acres of alternative land in a suitable place in Ayodhya.
SC orders centre to allot alternative land to Muslims for setting up of a mosque while confirming the disputed site to the deity.
Allahabad HC was wrong in dividing the disputed site among the three parties in 2010 says the SC.
Destruction of a mosque in 1992 was in breach of SC order, says CJI-led bench
There is clear evidence that Lord Ram was born in the disputed site but a mere existence of a structure beneath the mosque cannot lead to a title today even if the SC finds that it was a Hindu temple, SC says
Faith and belief of Ayodhya being the birthplace of Ram is undisputed so is that of Muslims to worship at the mosque: SC
However, the law is over belief and faith and seeks legal evidence to end up to a decision, says: CJI
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Archaeological evidence cannot be ignored and the Babri Masjid was not constructed on vacant land – as Muslim parties claim – but on a Hindu structure, rules SC.
#HinduMuslimBhaiBhai trends on Twitter. As the nation awaits the Ayodhya verdict, #HinduMuslimBhaiBhai is currently trending on Twitter. Images of Hindus and Muslims playing together are being shared.
Idols of deity were placed at the structure in 1949 says the Chief Justice.
Babri mosque was built by Mir Baqi, says CJI Gogoi while reading the judgment that awaits a verdict. It is inappropriate for the court to indulge in the area of theology, he adds.
Judges are signing the judgment copies. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath holds a security meeting at the State Control Room.
As the verdict inch closer, security at the supreme court and all the judges who would give the historical judgment has been increased.
The state government has identified 31 districts as sensitive while Section 144 under CRPC, prohibiting the gathering of five or more persons, has already been imposed across Uttar Pradesh.
The Uttar Pradesh Government, ahead of the verdict, has announced the closure of all educational institutions in the state from November 9 to November 11.
Social media and various social accounts have been put under surveillance and if the need arises the internet can be stopped in the state. Moreover, more than 4,000 central paramilitary personnel have been deployed with two helicopters and drones on stand by.