New Delhi, Nov 09: During his cross examination, one Mohammad Qasim admitted that what he calls Babri Masjid is called ‘Janamsthan by Hindus’.
He stated, “after that there is Babri Masjid on its one side. It is true that the place I call ‘Babri Masjid’ is called ‘Janamsthan’ by Hindus.”
New Delhi, Nov 09: While delivering the Ayodhya Verdict, the Supreme Court said that the facts, evidence and oral arguments of the present case have traversed the realms of history, archaeology, religion and the law.
The law must stand apart from political contestations over history, ideology and religion. For a case replete with references to archaeological foundations, we must remember that it is the law which provides the edifice upon which our multicultural society rests.
New Delhi, Nov 09: The report of the ASI was relied upon heavily by the Supreme Court while delivering the verdict in the Ayodhya case.
Let us trace what the ASI had said and the position that it indicated:
New Delhi, Nov 09: The Hindu worship at Ramchabutra, Sita Rasoi and at other religious places including the setting up of a Bhandar clearly indicated their open, exclusive and unimpeded possession of the outer courtyard, the Supreme Court held.
The Muslims have not been in possession of the outer courtyard. Despite the construction of the wall in 1858 by the British and the setting up of the Ramchabutra in close-proximity of the inner dome, Hindus continued to assert their right to pray inside the three-domed structure.
New Delhi, Nov 09: The verdict was a unanimous one and the Ayodhya dispute has finally been solved by a five judge bench in a 1,045 page verdict.
The Supreme Court held that the Hindus would get the disputed land at Ayodhya.
New Delhi, Nov 09: The faith of Hindus that Ayodhya is the birthplace of Ram is undisputed the Supreme Court held.
The Hindus consider Ayodhya as the birthplace of Lord Ram and their faith is undisputed the Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi held.
New Delhi, Nov 09: The Supreme Court today held that the Sunni Waqf Board has not been able to prove its exclusive right and that the entire land has to be considered as a whole.
While citing evidence that Hindus continued praying, the SC ruled that Muslims have not been establish possessory rights over the disputed property.
New Delhi, Nov 09: The Supreme Court while delivering the Ayodhya Verdict relied heavily on the findings by the ASI.
The court said that the report of the ASI cannot be dismissed as conjecture or just guess work.
New Delhi, Nov 09: The Supreme Court today held that the Hindus would get the disputed land at Ayodhya, while the Sunni Waqf Board would be given alternate land of 5 acres.
Here is the verdict in a nutshell:
Hindus to get land subject to conditions
Central government to frame a scheme under Article 142
Trust to be formed
Centre must set a trust with board of trustees within 3 months
Inner courtyard will be handed over to the trust
Suitable plot of land measuring 5 acre shall be given to Sunni Waqf Board either by the state or by the Centre.
New Delhi, Nov 09: The Supreme Court on Saturday held that the suit filed by the Nimrohi Akhara is not maintainable. The court said that the Nimrohi Akhara has no shebait rights.
It held that it has no priestly rights and the suit filed by it is not maintainable. Further the court directed the setting up of a trust to construct the Ram Temple at the disputed site.