The Supreme Court today in its verdict on the 2.27 acre of disputed land in Ayodhya directed that Hindus will get the disputed land while the Muslim faith to get an alternate site for the construction of the mosque.
“Inappropriate for Supreme Court to enter into the area of theology, the true test is faith and belief of worshippers of the mosque,” says apex court bench, reading our the Ayodhya verdict.
Hindu faith which was represented by Ram Lala Virajman a minor was considered a juristic entity by the court. Ram Lalla was represented by a “friend of Ram Lalla”, a VHP representative.
While stating that faith is a matter of individual believers. The judgement says that hindus consider ayodhya as birth place of Ram.
SC decided in favor of the Hindu faith. SC has asked the responsibility of the land to be given to a trust under central government. The SC has also asked the central government to prepare a road map in the next 3 months.
In its decision, SC gives the inner and outer land(the 2.27 acre of disputed land) to the trust, and management of the land to be given to the trust. Till then the possession of land is with the government.
Sunni Waqf board claim dismissed
Supreme court dismisses Shia wakf board claim to the Ayodhya disputed land. Sunni waqf board to get 5 acres of land in a prominent location, not at the disputed site.
Sunni board has claimed that from its construction till demolition Muslims used to offer board. In the outside courtyard, there was a tradition of Hindus offering prayers. Both religions used to pray peacefully.
SC said that Muslims do not have a rightful claim over the outer courtyard and that Muslim side could not prove their exclusive right to ownership of this land.
Muslim personal law board spokesperson has said that they are not satisfied with the judgement and they might file for a review petition. They are disappointed with the inner courtyard being given to the Hindu community.
Nirmohi Akhara claims rejected but part of the Trust in management of the land
Nirmohi Akhara’s claim to be serving the deity is rejected by the supreme court. Akhara has no right on the land.
The Supreme Court has unanimously barred the claim of Nirmohi Akhara, says it is not a “shebait.”.
Nirmohi Akhara is barred by limitation. Shebait is the perpetual right to worship a deity. Nirmohi akhara had claimed their right to worship and ownership to the Sanctum Sancoturm (garbh greh).
SC also stated that Demolition of mosque in 1992 and placing of idols in 1949 was a violation of law. The verdict for illegal demolition is still pending. The people who orchestrated the demolition were not punished and many of them are in power.
The Ayodha verdict comes nine years after the Allahabad High Court ordered that the disputed land be equally divided between the three parties — Ram Lalla, Sunni Waqf Board, and the Nirmohi Akhara.
As a precautionary measure, the border of Nepal to adjoining areas of UP are sealed. Temporary jails have also been created in UP. Some people are also arrested in Andhra Pradesh.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will address the media post-verdict.