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Court Ayodhya Judgment Highlights: ‘One Judgment, Temple at Disputed Site,
Alternative Land for Mosque’
its verdict in the politically-sensitive Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid land
dispute case in Ayodhya, the Supreme Court Saturday unanimously handed over the
disputed land to the Ram Temple trust and said that the Sunni Waqf Board will
be granted 5 acres of land in “suitable, prominent place in Ayodhya”.
It also directed
the Centre to frame scheme under which it will constitute a trust within three
months and hand over the inner and outer court to trust. The bench, also
comprising Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul
Nazeer, further said that Ram Janambhoomi is not a juristic person.
the prominent observations made by the Supreme Court
judgment on Ayodhya by five judges. Only one judgment.
* SC says
it will be inappropriate for it to play role of theologian and interpret Hadees.
* SC says
there should be alternate land given to Muslims to make good their loss of a
Wakf Board to be granted 5 acres land in “suitable, prominent place in
Akhara suit barred by limitation and dismissed. Sunni Wakf Board within
limitation. Ramlalla Virajman suit is within the limitation period.
* Centre to
frame scheme under which it will constitute a trust within three months and
hand over inner and outer court to trust.
* SC grants
entire 2.77 acre of disputed land in Ayodhya to deity Ram Lalla.
of probabilities show Hindus continued to worship uninterrupted in outer
courtyard despite putting up brick wall at site. Muslims unable to prove they
were in exclusive possession of inner courtyard.
Akhara should be granted representation in trust to be constituted by Govt.
* SC holds
that Nirmohi Akhara is not the shebait. Also says Ramjanmabhoomi is not a
reject ASI report as conjectural.
report leads to conclusion that Babri mosque was not constructed on vacant
* There was
underlying structure and it was not Islamic in nature. Artefacts recovered have
a distinct non-Islamic nature.
Court upholds the view that there was a 12th-century structure.
* Faith is
a matter of individual believer…No evidence has come on record to discount the
belief of Hindus in the place.
that there were places of birth identified in close proximity to the disputed
accepts the HC view that idols were placed inside the central dome of Babri
Masjid on Dec 22-23, 1949 night.
existence of Sita Rasoi, Ram Chabutra and Bhandar Grih are the testimony of the
religious fact of the place.
cannot be established on ground of faith, belief; they are kind of indicator
for deciding dispute
nature of Hindus worshipping at outer courtyard at site has been there.
Dismisses SLP by Shia Central Wakf Board.
Mandir-Babri Masjid Case Verdict: Supreme Court Orders Allotment of Alternative
Land To Muslims For Mosque
Nov 9, 2019
very balanced judgement and it is a victory for people of India, says senior
advocate C S Vaidyanathan who appeared for deity in Ayodhya hearing.
*We are not
satisfied with the judgement and will take a call on seeking review of the
judgement, says Sunni Waqf Board.
SC directing setting up of the Trust to construct Ram temple at the disputed
site, it virtually ousts VHP-backed Ram Janmasthan Nyas from the temple
appreciates role of mediators Justice Kalifulla, ace mediator Sriram Panchu and
Sri Ravishankar who came very close to settlement.
will hand over the disputed site to the Board of trustees for construction of
temple at disputed site and a suitable alternative plot of land measuring 5
acres at Ayodhya will be given to Sunni Wakf Board. In the scheme by Board of
trustees, appropriate representation be given to Nirmohi Akhara, says Supreme
allotment of alternative land to Muslims for setting up of a mosque while
decreeing the disputed site in suit 5 filed by Deity. SC says Centre will
formulate a scheme in 3 months to set up a board of trustees for construction
of temple at the disputed structure.
Allahabad high court was wrong in dividing the disputed site into three parts.
of mosque by placing idols in 1949 and demolition is contrary to law, the court
board failed to make claim on adverse possession over the mosque as it remained
a contested site between Hindus and Muslims, it says.
of mosque in 1992 happened in breach of SC order, it says.
years from construction of the mosque till 1857, Muslims have given no evidence
of they offering prayers at the disputed structure innexclusion of Hindus, it
though there were obstructions Muslims continued to offer namaz inside the
inner courtyard. So, the Muslims have not abandoned the mosque, it says. But
documents show that prior to 1857 Hindus were not barred from worshipping in
the inner courtyard. The railings segregating the outer and inner courtyard was
made in 1857, it says. But Hindus always believed that the birthplace of Ram
was in the inner courtyard of the mosque, Says SC.
clearly established that while Muslims offered prayer inside the inner
courtyard while the same was done by Hindus in the outer court yard, it says.
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.
placing idols inside the central dome in December 22-23, 1949 has been
challenged by Sunni Wakf Board. SC says Sunni Wakf Board's suit is
*SC must be
circumspect in drawing negative inference on what the travellers did not see,
of travellers and historians mention about faith of Hindus that the place is
birthplace of Lord Ram is mentioned. The account of travellers has to be read
with circumspection, it says.
belief and faith is justified is beyond the ken of judicial scrutiny, says SC.
belief of Ayodhya being birthplace of Ram is undisputed so as that of Muslims
to worship at the mosque, the apex court says.
the land can be decided only on legal evidence, SC says.
adequate material for ASI to come to the conclusion that Babri Masjid was not
built on vacant land, says SC.
credential is beyond doubt and it's findings cannot be neglected, says CJI.
Worship Act reaffirms commitment of India to protect the interest all religious
community, says CJI.
inappropriate for court to get into area of theology, says CJI
dismisses plea of Shia Waqf Board against Sunni Board on claim to Babri Masjid.
judgement is unanimous, says CJI.
judges put their signature on the judgement.
Gogoi is reading out the verdict.
Court to announce Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case verdict at 10.30 am.
Minister Narendra Modi has said that the Supreme Court verdict in Ayodhya case
on Saturday will not be a victory or defeat for anyone and urged people to
ensure that the judgment gives strength to India's tradition of peace, unity
Supreme Court's verdict on Ayodhya is coming tomorrow. For the past few months,
the Supreme Court was hearing the matter and the entire country was watching it
with curiosity. During this time, efforts made by various sections to maintain
peace and harmony are quite praiseworthy," he said.
Mandir-Babri Masjid dispute was a title suit — ownership of land — between
Hindus and the Muslim parties over 2.77 acre of land. The Hindu parties claim
that the disputed site is the birthplace of Lord Ram which was demolished in
1528 by Mughal emperor Babur who constructed the Babri Masjid.
* There are
three parties fighting the case in the Supreme Court, namely, Ram Lalla
Virajman, Nirmohi Akhara and Sunni Waqf Board. The Nirmohi Akhara has been the
shebait - manager of devasthan- of the Lord historically. The Sunni Waqf Board
is the representative of the Muslim parties. And the deity, Ram Lalla, came
into the litigation in 1989 through next best friend Deoki Nandan Agarwal, a
former judge of the Allahabad high court who later joined the VHP.
Hindus That Lord Ram Was Born In Ayodhya Is 'Undisputed': CJI Gogoi
The Supreme Court on Saturday said the faith of Hindus that Lord Ram was born
at the said site in Ayodhya is "undisputed".
consider Ayodhya as the birthplace of Lord Ram. They have religious sentiments.
Hindus have faith and belief that Lord Ram was born under the dome. The faith
of Hindus that Lord Ram was born here is undisputed," Chief Justice Gogoi
said while reading out the verdict.
that the titles cannot be decided on faith and belief but on the claims.
"Historical accounts indicate belief of Hindus that Ayodhya was the
birthplace of Lord Ram," Chief Justice Gogoi said.
that the evidence shows that 'Ram Chabutra' and 'Sita Rasoi' were worshipped by
the Hindus before the British invaded.
in the records show that Hindus were in the possession of the outer court of
the disputed land," Chief Justice Gogoi said.
said that credentials provided by the Archaeological Survey of India are beyond
doubt and its findings can't be neglected.
five-judge constitution bench presided by Chief Justice Gogoi will shortly
pronounce the verdict on a batch of petitions against an order of the Allahabad
High Court which trifurcated the site between the parties -- Ramlalla Virajman,
Sunni Central Waqf Board and Nirmohi Akhara.
decade-long legal dispute was fought between right-wing party Hindu Mahasabha,
a sect of Hindu monks Nirmohi Akhara and Muslim Waqf Board over 2.77 acres of
land in Ayodhya.
is expected to come to an end with the decision of the top court later today.
Underlying Structure Was Not An Islamic Structure, Says SC
The Supreme Court Saturday said the underlying structure below the disputed
site at Ayodhya was not an Islamic structure, but the ASI has not established
whether a temple was demolished to build a mosque.
observation by a 5-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan
Gogoi, was made in its verdict in the politically sensitive case of Ram
Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya.
updates: SC verdict on Ayodhya case
also comprising Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul
Nazeer, further said that terming the archeological evidence as merely an
opinion would be a great disservice to the Archaeological Survey of India.
coverage: Ayodhya verdict
also said that the Hindus consider the disputed site as the birthplace of Lord
Ram and even Muslims say this about that place.
of the Hindus that Lord Ram was born at the demolished structure is undisputed,
the apex court said.
said the existence of Sita Rasoi, Ram Chabutra and Bhandar grih are the
testimony of the religious fact of the place.
court, however, said that the title cannot be established on the ground of
faith, belief and they are only an indicator for deciding the dispute.
On Ayodhya Land Dispute: Key Takeaways
The five-judge Constitutional bench of the Supreme Court on Saturday pronounced
unanimous judgment in the historic decades-old Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid
land dispute case. Here is a look at the key takeaways from the apex court
will formulate a scheme in 3 months to set up a board of trustees for
construction of the temple at the disputed structure.
alternative land to be allotted to Muslims for setting up of a mosque while
decreeing the disputed site in suit 5 filed by Deity.
Nirmohi Akhara suit not maintainable and it has no shebait rights (priestly
* The claim
of Shia Waqf Board against Sunni Board to Babri Masjid was dismissed.
Archaeological evidence cannot be brushed aside as conjecture and hypothesis.
Archaeological evidence supports that Babri Masjid not constructed on vacant
land but on a Hindu structure.
finding of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) "cannot be
neglected" and the title of the land can only be decided on "legal
* The ASI
finding does not say whether a Hindu temple was demolished to construct a
* A suit
cannot be decided merely on the basis of ASI findings. The title of the land
must be decided as per the law.
* The court
said that the destruction of the mosque in 1992 happened in breach of SC order.
Desecration of the mosque by placing idols in 1949 and demolition is contrary
to law, it added.
* The 2010
Allahabad high court verdict, which divided the land into three parts, was
Single Leave Petition By Shia Waqf Board Challenging 1946 Faizabad Court Order
The Supreme Court on Saturday dismissed the Single Leave Petition (SLP) filed
by Shia Waqf Board challenging the order of 1946 Faizabad Court.
have dismissed the Single Leave Petition filed by Shia Waqf Board challenging
the order of 1946 Faizabad Court," Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi
reading out the verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case, the Chief Justice
said, "Babri mosque was built by Mir Baqi. It is inappropriate for the
Court to get into area of theology."
bench of the Supreme Court is pronouncing its historic verdict on a batch of a
petition against the 2010 Allahabad High Court order in the sensitive
Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case.
court had reserved its verdict on the matter on October 15 after hearing the
case on a day-to-day basis for 40 days.
Case: Judgement Is Unanimous, Says CJI Ranjan Gogoi
Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Saturday said that the verdict on the Ayodhya
land title dispute case is "unanimous" and that it will preserve
court must accept faith and belief of worshippers. The court should preserve
balance. I will take about half an hour to read it," Chief Justice Gogoi
said during the course of proceedings today.
five-judge constitution bench presided by Chief Justice Gogoi and comprising
will shortly pronounce the verdict on a batch of petitions against an order of
the Allahabad High Court which trifurcated the site between the parties --
Ramlalla Virajman, Sunni Central Waqf Board and Nirmohi Akhara.
which had, over the years, turned into both religious and political battles, is
expected to come to an end with the decision of the top court.