Ayodhya Verdict: Top Takeaways From Supreme Court Judgment

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 09 November 2019, 12:38 PM
The Supreme Court on Saturday cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.
The Supreme Court on Saturday cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya. (Photo Credit : PTI )

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. 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.

Ayodhya Verdict: Top Takeaways

  • Central government shall frame a scheme for construction of Ram Temple within 3 months. The verdicts added that centre shall make necessary provisions for management of trust for construction of temple.
  • Centre will hand over a suitable alternative plot of land measuring 5 acres in Ayodhya to Sunni Waqf Board. 
  • Accounts of travellers and historians mention the 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. Babri Masjid was not constructed on vacant land. There was a structure underlying the disputed structure. The underlying structure was not an Islamic structure: CJI Ranjan Gogoi
  • 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. The cross examination of the witnesses has not led the court to believe that the faith of Hindus is not justified: CJI Ranjan Gogoi.
  • Supreme Court appreciated the role of mediators Justice Kalifulla, ace mediator Sriram Panchu and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar who came very close to settlement.
First Published: Saturday, November 09, 2019 11:41 AM
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