Judgement in the Ayodhya dispute is expected before Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s retirement on 17 November. 
Judgement in the Ayodhya dispute is expected before Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s retirement on 17 November. (Photo: Shruti Mathur/The Quint)
  • 1. 1885-1949: The Makings of the 'Title' Dispute
  • 2. 1950-1989 : The Title Suits and the Claims by the...
  • 3. 1989-2010: The Allahabad High Court Muddies the Waters
  • 4. 2019: The Final Stretch in the Supreme Court
  • 5. What Can We Expect From the Judgment?
Ayodhya Verdict: What Was Argued in Court & What Can We Expect?

With Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi’s tenure at the Supreme Court ending on 17 November, the judgment of the court on the Ayodhya title dispute will be pronounced at 10:30 am on Saturday, 9 November.

Arguments in the case – an appeal against the Allahabad High Court’s 2010 judgment splitting the disputed land three ways – were heard by a five-judge bench headed by the CJI for 40 days.

But what was this case actually about? What did the main parties in the case – the Nirmohi Akhara, the Sunni Waqf Board and ‘Ram Lalla Virajman’ – argue to stake claim to the land where the Babri Masjid once stood ? And what are the possible outcomes of this case?

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