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Ayodhya final verdict: Ram Temple to be built at disputed Ayodhya site, 5 acres of alternate land for Muslims

Ayodhya final verdict: Hindus get the disputed Ayodhya site, while, Muslims get 5 acres of alternate land. Nirmohi Akhara has been given representation in centre's trust. 

Nov 11, 2019 14:03 IST
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Ayodhya Verdict: The Supreme Court bench ruled that the Hindu's claim that the Ram was born in Ayodhya is undisputed. The court upheld the claim that the disputed Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid site is the birthplace of Ram. The court ruled that the whole of the disputed land will be given to the Hindus for the construction of a Ram Temple and five acres of alternate land will be provided to the Sunni Waqf Board for the construction of a Mosque. 

Supreme Court in its landmark judgement on November 9, 2019 dismissed Nirmohi Akhara's claim to the land but the court mandated its representation in the trust to be set up by the centre. 

The Ayodhya verdict was read out by a five-judge constitution bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justices SA Bobde, Ashok Bhushan, DY Chandrachud and S Abdul Nazeer.

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 12.30 pm: Union Home Minister Amit Shah in his reaction to the Ayodhya verdict tweeted saying that he respects the judgement of the Supreme Court and appealed to all the groups to respect the verdict and maintain peace and calm. 

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 12.00 pm: All India Muslim Personal Law Board's reaction:

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 11.52 am: Nirmohi Akhara, in its official statement said that it is grateful that the SC has given it appropriate representation in the trust, which will be set up by the centre to manage and monitor the Ram Temple. 

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 11.52 am: Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Rajnath Singh, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar have appealed to the public to maintain peace and calm. 

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 11.45 am: Sunni Waqf Board reaction: We are not satisfied, we will decide on our future course of action. 

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 11.36 am: SC Judgement on Ayodhya dispute: Key Points

1. The whole of the disputed Ayodhya land to be given to the Hindu parties for construction of Ram Mandir.

2.  The Sunni Waqf Board to be allotted 5 acres of alternate land in a prominent place in Ayodhya. 

3. The alternate land will be provided either by the centre or the state. 

4. The centre will hand the disputed land to the trust that will be set up within 3 months. 

5. Nirmohi Akhara will also be given representation in the board of trustees. 

6. The trust will monitor and manage the construction of the grand Ram Temple at the site. 

7. The judgement has not made any party a winner or a loser: SC. 

8. The Hindu belief that Lord Ram was born in Ayodhya is undisputed. 

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 11.30 am: The Supreme Court ruled that the disputed site is one whole. The apex court dismissed the previous judgement by the Allahabad High Court, which had divided the land into three parts. The court stated that there is no evidence of namaz being offered exclusively in the disputed structure. The court ruled that evidence suggests that the Hindus continued to pray there. 

The court stated that Muslims haven't been able to establish possessory right to the disputed property. The Court added by saying that no namaz was offered at the site after 1949.

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 11.29 am: The Supreme Court clearly condemned the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992 and called it a violation of law. The SC said that though evidence suggests that there was a structure underneath the mosque, there is no evidence that Babar demolished the temple to build the mosque. 

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 11.23 am: The Supreme Court has given its judgement based on evidence and not on faith.  Following are the key takeaways from the unanimous judgement. 

1. Ram temple will be built at the disputed site under the central government. The centre to form a trust to oversee the construction.

2. Five acres of alternate land to be given to Sunni Waqf Board in Ayodhya to build the Mosque.

3. Nirmohi akhara will be given representation in the trust if the centre accepts. 

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 11.20 am: The centre to form a trust to oversee the construction and management of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. 

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 11.17 am: The Supreme Court upholds that the disputed site belongs to Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas. Ram temple will be built soon in Ayodhya. The alternate land will be allotted to the Sunni Waqf board by either the state or the centre. 

The SC dismissed Nirmohi akhara's suit and upheld the claim of Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas.

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 11.15 am: Landmark Judgement- SC orders that the disputed Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land will be given to the Hindus. Alternate land to be allotted to the Muslim parties. Five acres to be given to the Sunni Board. The centre will form a scheme within three months. 

Muslims must be given alternate land. Sunni Waqf board to get 5 acres of land in a suitable place.

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 11.10 am: SC orders that the disputed land must be given to Hindus. Alternate land to be allotted to the Muslim parties.

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 11.04 am: Evidence suggest that Hindus worshiped Ram Chabutra, Sita Rasoi  before Britishers. The SC strikes down the previous order by Allahabad High Court. The Court states that it will not pronounce its judgement on the basis of faith but on the basis of evidence. 

The SC says that Sunni Board cannot claim adverse possession.

Verdict LIVE Updates @ 11.00 am: Supreme Court makes distinction between the inner and outer courtyard. Inner courtyard was where the three domes were. 

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 11.00 am: Muslims have not been able to prove the title of possession. No evidence shown by Muslims that they had exclusive access to the property. Hindus have proved unimpeded possession of the outer courtyard. No evidence that Muslims had abandoned the inner courtyard. 

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 10.57 am: Historical accounts indicate that Ayodhya was birthplace of Lord Ram. The traveler accounts must be read.

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 10.53 am: Faith of Hindus that Lord Ram was born in Ayodhya- This is UNDISPUTED- says Supreme Court. Hindus believe that Lord Ram was born under the dome. Faith is a matter of individual belief. 

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 10.45 am: SC says that Babri Masjid was not built on vacant land. Reports suggest the existence of a structure underneath.  The SC stated that the credentials of the Archaeological Survey of India are beyond doubt and its findings can’t be neglected.

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 10.39 am: Nirmohi Akhara's suit rejected. The Allahabad HC in its judgement had given them 1/3rd part of the land. The Supreme Court stated that the claim of Nirmohi Akhara is only of management. "The Nirmohi Akhara is not a 'Shabait'," said the court. The court also ruled that the Sunni WAQF Board had shifted and altered its stand. 

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 10.39 am: High-level security meeting to be held in Delhi under chairmanship of Amit Shah. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has arrived at the Home Minister's residence for the meeting.

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 10.35 am: The mosque was built by Mir Baqi during Babar's rule. The CJI stated that the date has no relevance. Mir Baqi was one of the generals of Babar. The court must accept the faith and belief of worshiper. The court should preserve balance. 

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 10.35 am: The Supreme Court judgement on Ayodhya case to be unanimous. All judges to be in favour. 

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 10.30 am: SC commences judgement. The five judges unanimously reject Shia waqf board's claim in the Ayodhya case. The judgement being read.

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 10.15 am: The Delhi Police has taken all appropriate security measures in Delhi.  "There is no question of any mishappening," says ID Shukla, Joint CP.

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 10.05 am: Section-144 imposed in Jaisalmer till November 30.  Uttar Pradesh has also imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 in the entire state. Paramilitary forces have been deployed in Ayodhya and aerial surveillance is being done: UP DGP

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 10.00 am: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has also directed all officers to remain on high alert.

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 9.55 am: Security has been increased in Uttar Pradesh, especially in Ayodhya, ahead of the Ayodhya verdict. Section 144 has been imposed in Ayodhya as well till December 10. Police personnel have been deployed at the entrance of the Ayodhya city. The security has also been deployed near the Ram Janmabhoomi police station. 

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 9.50 am: Section 144 has been imposed in all 10 districts of Jammu and Kashmir from midnight. The section restricts the assembly of 5 or more people. All schools and colleges will remain shut in J&K till further orders. 

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 9.50 am: All schools,  colleges  and other educational institutions have been closed in Uttar Pradesh till Monday, ahead of the verdict. The schools and colleges in Jammu, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh have also been shut as a precautionary measure. All government schools and many private schools in Delhi are also shut due to the politically-sensitive nature of the case. The Delhi Government has advised the private institutions also to remain closed today. 

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 9.50 am: The Supreme Court Chief Justice, Ranjan Gogoi, is set to retire on November 17. The CJI held a special meeting with UP Chief Secretary Rajendra Kumar Tiwari and DGP Om Prakash Singh ahead of the verdict pronouncement to take a stock of the security arrangements made in the state. 

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 9.45 am: The Supreme Court of India had referred the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid title dispute case to the mediation panel on March 8, 2019. The mediation process was held confidentially in Faizabad, newly renamed as Ayodhya. The media was not allowed to report it.

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 9.40 am: The 40-day hearing is the second-longest hearing in Supreme Court's history. The longest-ever hearing was heard in the Kesavananda Bharati case that had gone on till 68 days.

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 9.35 am: The day-to-day hearing had begun on August 6 after the SC appointed mediation panel failed to come to an out-of-court settlement to the Ayodhya dispute. The mediation panel headed by retired Justice FMI Kalifullah also comprised spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and senior advocate Sriram Panchu.

Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates @ 9.30 am: The Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute was being heard by a five-judge constitution bench comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justices A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan, and S Abdul Nazeer for straight 40 days on a daily basis. The bench had reserved its order on the long-standing dispute on October 16.

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