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Ayodhya Verdict: Disputed Land To Be Given For Temple, 5-Acre Separate Plot For Mosque

Ayodhya Case Verdict: Latest Updates Of Supreme Court Historic Judgment In The Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid Land Dispute Case.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pawas Kumar | Updated on: 10 Nov 2019, 12:23:58 AM
A five-judge Constitution bench of Supreme Court will deliver verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute today

New Delhi:

Ayodhya Verdict LATEST Updates: The Supreme Court on Saturday cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, and directed the Centre to allot a 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque. In one of the most important and most anticipated judgements in India's history, a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi put an end to the more than a century old dispute that has torn the social fabric of the nation.

The apex court said the mosque should be constructed at a "prominent site" and a trust should be formed within three months for the construction of the temple at the site many Hindus believe Lord Ram was born. The site was occupied by the 16th century Babri mosque which was destroyed by Hindu kar sevaks on December 6, 1992. 

The bench, also comprising Justices S A  Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer, said possession of the disputed 2.77 acre land rights will handed over to the deity Ram Lalla, who is one of the three litigants in the case. The possession however will remain with a central government receiver. 

Section 144 lifted from Bengaluru, but bars to  remain closed till tomorrow evening.

As per daily routine, evening 'Aarti' being performed on the banks of Sarayu river in Ayodhya.

It is a moment of fulfillment for me because God Almighty had given me an opportunity to make my own humble contribution to the mass movement, the biggest since India’s Freedom Movement, aimed at the outcome which SC's verdict today has made possible: LK Advani

I join all my countrymen in wholeheartedly welcoming the historic judgement delivered by the five-member Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court today in the Ayodhya matter:  LK Advani

Verdict a reflection of India's strength, says UP CM Yogi Adityanath.

I welcome the peace and harmony entailed in the manner of the Supreme Court's verdict in the country's longest-running dispute: UP CM Yogi Adityanath 

Supreme Court listened to all the sides during the hearings of this case with utmost patience & it is a matter of happiness for the entire country that the decision came with the consent of all: PM Modi

A long standing legal issue has finally come to its logical conclusion: PM Modi

Envoys of different countries are being briefed by senior officials of Ministry of External Affairs, on the Ayodhya Judgment.

PM Narendra Modi to address the nation shortly.

The unanimous decision taken by the panel of esteemed judges must be respected. I request all to maintain peace and harmony: Chandrababu Naidu.

For Ram Mandir, Atalji, Pramod Mahajan, LK Advani and Munde along with VHP worked hard: Uddhav Thackeray  

Today's day will be written in golden letters in the history of India. Everyone has accepted the verdict. I will be going to Ayodhya on 24 November: Uddhav Thackeray  

LK Advani played an important role, will meet him soon: Shive Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray 

I am happy that the dispute has ended and the decision given by Supreme Court has made everyone happy: Uddhav Thackeray  

MIB Issues Advisory

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) issues advisory to all channels and cable TV operators to strictly adhere to the Programme Code during discussion, debates and reporting.

Congress rally at Ram Leela maidan in Delhi on economic slowdown on December 1 has been postponed in view of the Ayodhya verdict and keeping in mind the security measures. New date to be announced soon: Sources

Rahul Gandhi appealed to everyone to maintain peace and calm.

We don't need 5 acre land as donation: Asaduddin Owaisi

"Supreme Court is indeed supreme but not infallible. We have full faith in the constitution, we were fighting for our right, we don't need 5 acre land as donation. We should reject this 5 acre land offer, don't patronize us," Asaduddin Owaisi on Ayodhya verdict.

Supreme Court may well be supreme but not infallible: Asaduddin Owaisi

I am not satisfied with Superme Court verdict. I do not accept the 5-acre land granted to Muslim side. Supreme Court may well be supreme but not infallible: Asaduddin Owaisi 

Mohan Bhagwat On Ayodhya Verdict

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has welcomed the Supreme Court order on Ram Janmabhumi-Babri Masjid land dispute. Speaking to media after the verdict, he said, "This case was going on for decades and it has reached the right conclusion. This should not be seen as a win or loss. We also welcome everyone's efforts to maintain peace and harmony in society."


When asked Bhagwat about RSS will now take up Mathura and Kashi issues, he said RSS was not meant for launching agitations. "It believes in character-building," said Bhagwat.


Amit Shah Speaks To CMs

Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks to all chief ministers of the country to review the security of states and asks them to take all required measures to maintain law and order: Sources

PM Modi On Supreme Court Order

PM Narendra Modi has tweeted his first reaction on Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya verdict.

Ayodhya Case Verdict Is 1,045 Long

Muslim parties have said they will read the Supreme Court judgement before decideing on review petition.  Just a reminder the whole judgement on Ayodhya dispute is 1,045 page long. 

Supreme Court decision cannot be matter of credit or discredit to any individual, group, communities or political parties: Congress

Muslim side to decide on review petition later: Zafaryab Jilani

Muslim sides not satishfied with certain aspects of judgment, we will explore all legal options. We will decide on review petition after our meeting and reading the verdict in details: Zafaryab Jilani


Ban On Fireworks In Lucknow

Lucknow: Police bans fireworks in public places. SSP has directed police to ensure no fireworks anywhere in the Uttar Pradesh capital and take action against those who violate this rule. 

Ayodhya Case Verdict Reactions

The reactions are coming thick and fast on the Ayodhya verdict.

I am happy that Supreme Court has finally delivered a verdict, I respect the judgement of the court, says Iqbal Ansari, one of the litigants in Ayodhya case

"Nirmohi Akhara is grateful that SC has recognised our fight of last 150 years and has given the Nirmohi Akhara adequate representation in the trust to be set up by the Central Government to build & manage the Shri Ram Janmasthan Temple," says Kartik Chopra, spokesperson, Nirmohi Akhara

Varun Kumar Sinha, Lawyer of Hindu Mahasabha: It is a historic judgement. With this judgement, the Supreme Court has given the message of unity in diversity.

Zafaryab Jilani, Sunni Waqf Board Lawyer: "We respect the judgement but we are not satisfied, we will decide further course of action. "

Islamic scholar Abdul Bari Firangi Mahali told News Nation, he will consider visting 'shilanyas' of Ram Mandir if invited. 

Muslim side will seek a review of the verdict

Muslim side will seek a review of the verdict. Sunni waqf board says,  we are not satisfied with this verdict, 5 acre land has not value for us. 

Supreme Court appreciates role of mediators Justice Kalifulla, ace mediator Sriram Panchu and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar who came very close to settlement.

Sunni Waqf Board To Get 5 Acre Land

Supreme Court says centre will formulate a scheme in three months to set up a board of trustees for construction of temple at the disputed structure. Centre will hand over the disputed site to the Board of trustees and a suitable alternative plot of land measuring 5 acres at Ayodhya will be given to Sunni Waqf Board. In the scheme by Board of trustees, appropriate representation be given to Nirmohi Akhara.

Supreme Court gives disputed land to Hindus, Centre given 3 months to frame scheme. 

Supreme Court Clears Way For Ram Mandir

Supreme Court gives possession of title land to central government. CJI says cCentral government shall frame a scheme for construction of Ram Teample within 3 months. The verdicts adds that centre shall make necessary provisions for management of trust for construction of temple. Main land inner and outer courtyard is given to Hindu parties. 

Supreme Court Orders Alternate Land For Muslims

Muslims fail to prove that the site was under their possession before Babri Masjid was constructed. Supreme Court orders alternate land for Muslims. There should be alternate land given to Muslims to make good their loss of a mosque, says CJI

Supreme Court observe that  placing idols in 1949 and demolition is contrary to law.

Supreme Court says that destruction of mosque in 1992 happened in breach of its order.

Pre-existing structure beneath Mosque alone not enough for title today

Supreme Court says presence of a pre-existing structure beneath Mosque alone not enough for title today. Court says on the other hand there was no cessation of namaz. It says, "There was not  abandonment of structure by the Muslims, never completely lost the possession of the disputed property."

It is quite clear that lwhile Muslims offered prayer inside the inner courtyard while Hindus in the outer court yard, says CJI

Sunni Waqf Board's Suit Maintainable

Supreme Court holds that Sunni Waqf Board's suit is maintainable.

Accounts of travellers and historians mention about faith of Hindus about the birthplace of Lord Ram. There is evidence that Ram Chabutra and Sita Rasoi were worshipped by the Hindus before the British came: CJI

Supreme Court says that  Hindus believe that Lord Ram was born at the disputed site and it has not been disputed. Even Sunni witnesses have deposed in its favour. The cross examination of the witnesses has not led the court to believe that the faith of Hindus is not justified: CJI

The title of the land can be decided ONLY on legal evidence: CJI 

Supreme Court Accepts ASI Report

Archaeological Survey of India's report cannot be brushed aside. But this report does not give finding about whether a Hindu temple was demolished to construct the mosque: CJI


Babri Masjid not constructed on vacant land. There was a structure underlying the disputed structure. The underlying structure was not an Islamic structure: CJI

'Ram Lalla Virajman is a juristic person'

Ram Lalla Virajman is a juristic person, but Ramjanamsthan is not juristic person: CJI

Superme Court bars Suit No. 3 filed by Nirmohi Akhara

CJI says, Nirmohi Akhara suit not maintainable. Supreme Court says the claim of Nirmohi Akhara is only of management. They are not Shabait i.e. owners of land.

This court set up under Constitutional scheme should defer from interfering with faith and belief of worshippers. Secularism basic feature of the Constitution: CJI

'Mir Baki Constructed Masjid'

Mir Baki constructed masjid at the site: CJI

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi is reading the verdict. He says the verdict is unanimous. 

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi: We have dismissed the Single Leave Petition (SLP) filed by Shia Waqf Board challenging the order of 1946 Faizabad Court.

All five judges have put their signature on the judgement. The verdict is expected to be pronounced any moment now. CJI Gogoi will read out the verdict.  

Ayodhya Case Verdict Shortly

The Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce at 10:30 am its verdict in the politically sensitive Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case. Supreme Court had reserved the judgment on December 16 after the conclusion of 40 days of daily hearing. The decision was expected to come before Novermber 17- the last day of CJI Ranjan Gogoi's tenure.

Court No.1 Packed

Our reporter Arvind Singh is inside the court room. The court no. 1 where the Constitution Bench will deliver the verdict is packed with vistors and media.

Everyone's Responsibility To Maintain Unity, Social Harmony, Says Priyanka Gandhi

Ahead of the Ayodhya verdict, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday said irrespective of the decision, it is everyone's responsibility to maintain the country's tradition of unity and social harmony. 

"Whatever the decision of the court, in this hour, the responsibility of maintaining the country's thousands of years old tradition of unity and social harmony is on all of us," she said in a tweet.

"This is Mahatma Gandhi's country. It is our duty to abide by the message of peace and non-violence," the Congress general secretary said.

Amit Shah Calls High Level Security Meeting

Home Minister Amit Shah calls a high level security meeting at his residence. National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, Intelligence Bureau (IB) Chief, Arvind Kumar, and other senior officials to attend the meeting.

The lunch programme for central BJP office staffs at PM's residence has been cancelled.

CJI Reaches Supreme Court

CJI Ranjan Gogoi and other members of the constitution bench have arrived in the Supreme Court premises ahead of the crucial Ayodhya verdict.

Uttar Pradesh: After Aligarh, internet services have been suspended in Agra too.

Rajasthan: Internet services to be suspended for 24 hours in Jaipur Commissionerate, from 10 am today.  

Security Beefed Up Near Supreme Court

Security has been beefed up in the area near Supreme Court. More than 500 personnel of Delhi Police and central police forces have been deployed near the premises. The residence of CJI and other judges has also been provided security.

Section 144 In Uttar Pradesh

Ayodhya: Security heightened ahead of the verdict in Ayodhya land dispute case today. Section 144, prohibiting assembly of more than 4 people in an area, has been imposed in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Ayodhya verdict: Kerala CM Urges All To Maintain Peace

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has appealed to all citizens to exercise restraint when reacting to the Supreme Court verdict to be delivered on Saturday morning on the sensitive Ayodhya dispute, whatsoever it be. 

"Whatever be the verdict, we all must ensure to show restraint while reacting to it," CM said.

While the state police department has warned it will take strict action against those who spread messages, through social media, affecting the communal harmony of the state, the Kasargod District Collector has issued prohibitory orders in areas under five police station limits there.

Ayodhya verdict: Restrictions imposed in Jamm and Kashmir

Ahead of the Supreme court verdict on the Ayodhya case, restrictions were imposed in Jammu and Kashmir while schools and colleges will remain closed on November 9, officials said Friday night.

"Restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPC have been imposed in Jammu and Kashmir in view of the SC verdict as a precautionary measure," DGP Dilbag Singh told PTI.

Himachal Police Warns Against Fake News

The Himachal Pradesh police has issued a warning against the circulation of fake news in the wake of the Supreme Court's verdict in the sensitive Ayodhya land dispute case on Saturday. Strict penal action will be taken against those who indulge in circulation of fake news, morphed pictures, doctored videos or any inflammatory material, said Solan Superintendent of Police Madhusudan Sharma in a statement on Saturday morning.

No Classes In Jamia On Saturday

Jamia Millia Islamia Friday night said there will be no classes in the varsity on November. Sources said it is a precautionary measure taken in view of the Ayodhya verdict on Saturday.

"No classes will be held tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday in @jmiu_official," the varsity tweeted.

On Friday, the varsity's vice-chancellor had appealed for peace and harmony ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on the sensitive issue. 

We, at News Nation, won't vie to be the first to break the news. We might even get a half a minute late. But trust us to be accurate, credible and responsible. As the nation awaits the Ayodhya Verdict, we commit ourselves to upholding the tenets of journalism and fair reporting.

Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid Dispute - A Brief Timeline

With Supreme Court set to deliver the verdict in the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land title dispute case today, here's a timeline of important developments in the case over the decades leading up to today.

Ayodhya Case- Brief Timeline


Nobody Will Win Or Lose By Ayodhya Verdict: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appealed to people of the country to maintain the amity even after the Supreme Court verdict in the politically sensitive case of Ayodhya land dispute. The prime minister said, "Whatever be the decision of Supreme Court in Ayodhya case, it will not be a victory or defeat of anyone. I appeal to the people of the country that the decision should strengthen India’s tradition of peace, unity and goodwill."


Mohan Bhagwat Urges Calm Ahead Of Ayodhya Verdict

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat urged people to maintain peace and calm ahead of the Supreme Court's Ayodhya verdict.

Internet Services Suspended In Aligarh

Ahead of the historic Ayodhya Verdict, internet services have been suspended in Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh. It is the only district in Uttar Pradesh so far where internet access has been suspended.

We Have Full Faith In Judiciary: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari: "We have full faith in our judiciary. I appeal to all to accept Supreme Court's verdict and maintain peace. "

High Security Near Ram Janmabhoom-Babri Masjid Site

Security has been deployed in the area around Ram Janmabhoomi police station.

Schools Closed In Rajasthan, Internet Suspended In Bharatpur

All schools and colleges in Rajasthan will remain closed today in view of the Ayodhya verdict. Rajasthan government has also suspended mobile internet service in Bharatpur till 6 am tomorrow. 

BJP, Congree Leaders To Meet Ahead Of Ayodhya Verdict

According to reports, BJP senior leaders will meet at party's Delhi headquarters on Saturday at 10.30 am, in view of the Ayodhya verdict. BJP president Amit Shah will also be present at the meeting, reports said. Congress top brass would also be meeting on Saturday morning at 9.45 am to discuss its strategy in the wake of the Ayodhya verdict by the Supreme Court. 

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First Published : 09 Nov 2019, 07:46:37 AM