The much speculated and one of the longest-running title suit disputes has come to an end with Supreme Court’s unanimous justice by the bench of justice today. A blind has been pulled down on the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid anticipated judgment. A 5 judge constitution bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi gave apparent clearance for the construction of a Ram Mandir temple.
5 Judge Bench
This temple is to be built at the disputed site at Ayodhya
while the bench directed the center to allot a 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf
Board for building a mosque. The members
of the bench included Justice SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S
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The disputed land has been put under the shade of a
government-run trust for the construction of the temple whereas, the 5-acre plot has been a ‘prominent site’ that has been given for a mosque. The
religious-political verdict by the apex court cast a shadow on the country for
more than 10 years that has been dangling over a piece of land in Ayodhya where 16th-century Mosque stood, the same mosque razed by Hindu activists
claiming the place as the Ram Janambhoomi. "The right of Ram Lalla to the
disputed property is subject to the maintenance of peace and law and order and
tranquility," the court said.
The court directed the board of trust run by the central government to formulate a scheme for building and managing temples.
The 5 judge constitution said that the mosque should be constructed on a ‘prominent site’ and a trust should be formed in 3 months for the construction of the temple.
Archeological Survey of India report
During the pronouncement of the SC verdict by the judges,
they referred to an ASI report that confirmed that a structure underneath the mosque was discovered but it was vague enough to identify.
Sunni Waqf Board failed
The Supreme Court mentioned that Hindus prayed outside the courtyard in the lawns while the Sunni Waqf Board failed to establish its case.
PM’s safety mark
The Prime Minister went on to twitter
and said that the "Ayodhya verdict will not be anybody's victory or
loss", adding that it was the priority of the country's citizens to
maintain harmony. "I appeal to countrymen that it should be our priority
to strengthen our tradition of maintaining peace and harmony after the Ayodhya
verdict. In the run-up to Ayodhya verdict, efforts have been made by various
people and organizations to maintain a harmonious atmosphere. We have to maintain
amity even after Ayodhya verdict," PM Modi mentioned in another tweet.