Ayodhya Verdict: SC gives nod to Ram temple, space for mosque
In a historic judgement, the Supreme Court of India put an end to centuries old dispute and 70-year-old legal matter on November 9. The Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute was sorted by the five-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Sharad Arvind Bobde, Ashok Bhushan, S Abdul Nazeer and DY Chandrachud.
The Bench gave judgement in favour of Ram Lalla which means it’s paved the way for the construction of the temple of Lord Ram.
The Supreme Court ordered the Centre to hand over the entire disputed Ayodhya site within three months to a trust that will oversee the construction of a Ram temple there. The top court also ruled that a separate five-acre plot be allotted to the Sunni Waqf Board in Ayodhya for the construction of a new mosque.
The government has been issuing notices to the public to maintain peace and calm after the verdict. It is considered as a victory for all the parties.
Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid has been a burning issue for this country because of which many communal riots have also happened. The mosque was built by one of the generals of Mughal ruler Babur. It has been disputed whether the mosque was built by demolishing a temple.
The first riots happened during the time of Nawab of Oudh Wajid Ali Shah in 1853. After that the issue became sensitive. The mosque was demolished on December 6, 1992 after which major riots broke out all over the country in which many people lost their lives and livelihood.
The matter had been in the courts for almost 70 years.