SC Verdict: Hindus Get Disputed Land; Alternate Site for Mosque

The Supreme Court directed that Hindus will get the disputed land in Ayodhya, subject to conditions.

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The Supreme Court directed that Hindus will get the disputed land in Ayodhya subject to conditions. The inner courtyard will be handed over to a Centre-led Trust, and a suitable plot of land measuring five acres shall be given to the Sunni Waqf Board.

According to the Supreme Court judgment, the Centre will need to formulate a scheme within three months for the same. However, the Court said that the right of Ram Lalla to the disputed property is subject to the maintenance of peace and law and order and tranquility. Furthermore, it ordered the government to take measures for maintaining peace and harmony and law and order.

Here are the key highlights of the much-anticipated Supreme Court’s verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute case

1. Babri Masjid Wasn't Built on Vacant Land

The Supreme Court also said that the Babri Masjid was not built on vacant land and that the underlying structure was not of Islamic origin.

SC Verdict: Hindus Get Disputed Land; Alternate Site for Mosque
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2. Hindus to Get Disputed Land in Ayodhya, Subject to Conditions

The Supreme Court directed that Hindus will get the disputed land in Ayodhya, subject to conditions. The inner courtyard will be handed over to a Centre-led Trust. The Supreme Court ordered that a trust should be formed within three months for the construction of the temple at the site where many Hindus believe Lord Ram was born.

SC Verdict: Hindus Get Disputed Land; Alternate Site for Mosque
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3. Alternate Site for Mosque

The Supreme Court has ordered that the Centre allot a 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque at a prominent site in Ayodhya.

SC Verdict: Hindus Get Disputed Land; Alternate Site for Mosque
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4. Ram Lalla Virajman is Juridical Person

The five-judge bench also observed that Ram Janmbhoomi isn’t a legal personality but the deity Ram Lalla Virajman is a juristic entity. The apex court further noted that the Babri Masjid hadn’t been built on vacant land, adding that there isn't enough to prove that it was built on a temple.

SC Verdict: Hindus Get Disputed Land; Alternate Site for Mosque
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5. Nirmohi Akhara Not a Shebait

The Supreme Court bench unanimously barred the claim of Nirmohi Akhara, saying it is not a “shebait" or a devotee of deity Ram Lalla.

SC Verdict: Hindus Get Disputed Land; Alternate Site for Mosque
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