Historical Judgement on Ayodhya land dispute

Suvbharat Times, 09/11- The apex court, in a unanimous verdict, gave the ownership of the disputed 2.77-acre land in Ayodhya to the Ram Janmabhoomi trust. It ordered that an alternative piece of land in a “suitable” and “prominent” place in Ayodhya should be given to the Muslims to build a mosque. The Court also asked the government to frame a plan within 3 months and set up a trust, which would construct a temple in Ayodhya > FollowUs:

The five-judge Constitution Bench, led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, started day-to-day hearing on the matter from August 6, 2019, and midway through the proceedings, directed the advocates to finish the argument by October 16. Later the Supreme Court concluded hearings in the Ram Janma Bhoomi -Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya and reserved its judgment.
It was passed on November 9, 2019. A controversy created after the modification /demolition of the temple has stood as a topic. In 1949 some Muslims saw an idol of Ram being placed inside what was then a mosque. Both Hindu and Muslim sides claimed ownership of the site. On December 17, 1959, Nirmohi Akhara filed a suit seeking possession of the site and claimed to be the custodians of the disputed land. Then on December 18, 1961, the Sunni Central Board of Waqf also filed a suit claiming ownership of the site.

On December 6, 1992, some Hindu Kar Sevak demolished Babri Masjid which triggered communal riots all over India and killing at least 2,000 people. The matter has been brought up by both groups in various courts of the country over the year. On September 30, 2010, the Allahabad HC ruled that the disputed 2.77-acre land in Ayodhya should be divided into three parts among the Hindus, Muslims and the Nirmohi Akhara. The petitioners moved the Supreme Court and the apex court stayed the HC verdict.

In this regard, the court started a fresh hearing of the case in 2016. In 2017, the SC said that the matter was sensitive and suggested for the case to be settled out of court. It asked stakeholders to hold talks and find an amicable solution. However, no solution was achieved. In 2018, the Supreme Court set up a five-judge Constitution Bench to hear the land dispute case and the historical judgment passed on November 9, 2019 > FollowUs:

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