It’s been over 70 years in the making (or nearly 500 years in the making, depending on who you ask), but the Supreme Court delivered the final judgment on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute on 9 November, bringing the case to a long-awaited conclusion.
The Supreme Court bench, led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, delivered its judgment on 9 November, allotting the 2.77 acres of disputed land to Ram Lalla Virajman, the deity of the Hindus who is also one of the main petitioners, subject to conditions.
But they also ordered that five acres of land in a prominent area of Ayodhya be given to the Sunni Waqf Board to build another mosque.
Security had been heightened across India before the verdict in Kashmir, in Mumbai, with increased deployment of police and security forces. A lot has happened here, so let’s not dilly dally and get right into it.
This is the Big Story podcast, where we dissect headline-making news. I’m Vishnu Gopinath.
Today we discuss the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid verdict.
We’ve also done a two-part special podcast on the history of the dispute. Click on the links below to listen to them.