After two decades Supreme Court finally gives a verdict on the seven decades-old Ayodhya case of the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title dispute delivered by five judges of the constitutional bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
The Supreme Court has awarded the disputed site in Ayodhya which Hindus believed to be the birthplace of Ram to build a temple while at the same time allotting a 5 acre land in a prominent site in Ayodhya to Sunni Waqf Board to build a mosque. According to t the Supreme Court verdict, the entire 2.77 acres of disputed land of the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi compound belongs to Ram Lalla Virajman. The Supreme Court has told the Centre to set up a trust within three months to develop a scheme for the construction of Ram Temple
As it stands it has been proven that Babri Masjid was built during the times of Babar by Mughal military commander Mir Baqi. There was a non-Islamic structure before the masjid as-built and not vacant land. The Supreme Court held that Muslims didn’t give up their right on the inner courtyard since the British period at the same time the Hindus were desperate to pray in the central dome of the Babri Masjid which is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Ram. Babri Masjid was destroyed by Hindu Kar sevaks on 6 December 1992 which was occupied by the 16th Century Babri mosque.
As a matter of fact, the 2.77 acres disputed Ayodhya land is dived into two parts the outer courtyard and the inner courtyard. Hindus have proven that the outer courtyard belongs to them while Muslims failed to prove their exclusive possession right over the inner courtyard where the Babri Masjid stood till 1992. Since Muslims performed Friday’s prayers consistently during the British period so it’s their right to have a mosque to correct the wrongs committed in the demolition of the structure this has made their belief equally genuine. So a five-acre land will be provided to the Sunni Waqf Board for a mosque in Ayodhya. Hindus and Muslims would be joint title holders of the disputed land as ruled by the Lucknow branch.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad did start stone-carving work at Ram Temple site since 1990 but was held by the Supreme Court judgment. So all participants involved were returned to their homes after VHP stopped construction. Since the SC has now paved away for the Modi government to ensure the building of the Ram Temple at the disputed site, it’s up to the BJP government to follow the apex court guidelines. VHP started the carving work on the stones VHP in 1990 and the work was interrupted ever since the land became disputed. According to the VHP, around 1.25 lakh cubic feet of stones have already been carved at the site. 1.75 lakh cubic footstone is still needed for the rest of the structure was still to be carved but the organization claims that the left out stonework is sufficient to build the first floor of the temple.
After the historic decision PM, Narendra Modi addressed the nation at 6 PM in the evening claiming India won today and justice have been made. Many politicians, parties and other prominent leaders expressed their thoughts on the epic verdict by the Supreme Court. This might be the most anticipated decision made by the Supreme Court over the years. Both the religion Muslim and Hindus were asked to maintain peace and harmony irrespective of the decision taken by the Ayodhya Court.