NEW DELHI || In a landmark judgement delivered unanimously by the five-member Supreme Court bench, the apex court on Saturday ruled that the disputed land in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh belonged to Ram Lalla and dismissed all other petitions in the title suit. The judgement pronounced by the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi directed the union government to constitute a Trust within three months to take up the temple construction.
The SC also directed the Government of India, that the Muslims be given a “suitable” five-acre plot anywhere in Ayodhya where they can construct a mosque and do their religious activities. Saturday’s verdict kept the nation on edge as everyone waited on what would be the final judgement of the apex court. The court earlier dismissed the claim of the Shia Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhada.
The verdict comes after a century-old legal wrangle over a piece of land in Ayodhya where the 16th-century Babri mosque stood before it was razed by Hindu activists who believe it is the birthplace of Lord Ram.