Drawing curtains on the Ayodhya case, the Supreme Court has delivered the much-awaited verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case on November 9th, 2019.
The apex court ordered that the Central Govt within three-four months formulate a scheme for setting up of trust and hand over the disputed site to it for construction of a temple at the site. On the other hand, a suitable plot of land measuring 5 acres to be handed over to Sunni Waqf Board either by the Central government or state government construct a mosque at the allotted land, the Supreme Court ordered.
The verdict of the historic Ayodhya case was announced at 10.30 am on November 9th, 2019. The verdict was pronounced by a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi comprising Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and SA Nazeer.
5:15 PM: Narendra Modi to address the nation shortly.
4:30 PM: Won’t seek review of judgement: Sunni Waqf Board.
3:30 PM: We should maintain mutual harmony: Rahul Gandhi
2:08 PM: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal welcomes the historic Ayodhya verdict.
1:52 PM: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat welcomes Ayodhya verdict, urges people to maintain law and order.
12:51 PM: PM Narendra Modi says, SC verdict should not be seen as a victory or defeat of anyone. Read more…
12:45 PM: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma welcomes SC’s Ayodhya Verdict on Sri Ram Janmbhoomi. He appeals to people of all religions to honour the verdict and maintain peace and harmony. Read more…
12:37 PM: Amit Shah congratulates justice system of India
12:35 PM: Jai Shri Ram, tweets Aditya Thackeray.
12:34 PM: Amit Shah welcomes Supreme Court’s decision.
12:30 PM: Don’t let brotherhood break at any cost: Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
12:27 PM: Security upped around Jama Masjid in Delhi.
12:15 PM: Supreme Court’s verdict has come, we are in favour of the construction of Ram Temple. This judgement not only opened the doors for the temple’s construction but also closed the doors for BJP and others to politicise the issue: Randeep Surjewala, Congress on Ayodhya verdict.
12:09 PM: We will file a review petition if our committee agrees on it. It is our right and it is in Supreme Court’s rules as well: Zafaryab Jilani, All India Muslim Personal Law Board.
11:55 AM: Respect the verdict but the judgement is not satisfactory. There should be no demonstration of any kind anywhere on it: Zafaryab Jilani, All India Muslim Personal Law Board.
11:53 AM: Nirmohi Akhara is grateful that SC has recognised our fight of last 150 years and has given the Nirmohi Akhara adequate representation in the trust to be set up by the Central Government to build & manage the Shri Ram Janmasthan Temple: Kartik Chopra, spokesperson, Nirmohi Akhara.
11:52 AM: It is a landmark judgement. Appeal to public to maintain peace and calm: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
11:43 AM: Everyone should respect the verdict and maintain peace and harmony: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.
11:42 AM: SC’s judgement should be welcomed by everyone, it will be beneficial for social harmony. There should be no further dispute on this issue, that is my appeal to the people: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.
11:40 AM: Years-old dispute ends today: Arvind Kejriwal.
11:37 AM: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will address media at 1 PM post the historic Ayodhya Verdict.
11:31 AM: For the first time, the Supreme Court has an alternative website for a judgment.
11:35 AM: Lawyers stopped from chanting Jai Shri Ram outside SC.
11:31 AM: It is a historic judgement. With this judgement, the Supreme Court has given the message of unity in diversity: Varun Kumar Sinha, Lawyer of Hindu Mahasabha.
11:20 AM: Supreme Court has said, ‘to give 5 acres alternate land to Muslims at a prominent place in Ayodhya’: Vishnu Shankar Jain, Hindu Mahasabha Lawyer.
11:16 AM: Supreme Court orders that Central Govt within 3-4 months formulate scheme for setting up of trust and hand over the disputed site to it for construction of temple at the site and a suitable alternative plot of land measuring 5 acres at Ayodhya will be given to Sunni Wakf Board.
11: 11 AM: Internet services temporarily suspended in Ajmer till 6 am tomorrow.
11: 10 AM: Section 144 is imposed in entire Jammu and Kashmir; visuals from Jammu and Reasi.
11:04 AM: Act of placing idols inside property act of desecration: CJI.
11:03 AM: The mosque was not abandoned by the Muslims. Though the Hindus continued to worship at Ram Chabutra but they claimed ownership on Garbh Garha also: SC.
11:00 AM: There is evidence that Ram Chabutra, Sita Rasoi was worshipped by the Hindus before the British came. Evidence in the records shows that Hindus were in the possession of outer court of the disputed land.
10:57 AM: Faith and belief of Hindus in Ram is undisputed: CJI Gogoi.
10:51 AM: CJI Gogoi says ASI findings can’t be neglected.
10:50 AM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Dera Baba Nanak; meets Former Chief Minister of Punjab, Parkash Singh Badal.
10:47 AM: Babri Masjid not constructed on vacant land. There was a structure underlying the disputed structure. The underlying structure was not an Islamic structure, Supreme Court.
10:46 AM: Ram Janma Bhoomi not a juristic person, holds Supreme Court.
10:40 AM: The claim of Nirmohi Akhara is only of management. Nirmohi Akhara is not a Shabait, rules Supreme Court.
10:38 AM: Suit 3 filed by Nirmohi Akhara is governed by Article 120 of Limitation Act and is barred by limitation, Supreme Court.
10:35 AM: Bench now describing the Suits and the reliefs claimed.
10:30 AM: Judges are signing the judgment.
10:29 AM: The Bench assembles. Pronouncement of Judgment commences. CJI Gogoi requests for silence.
10:10 AM: No restrictions on visiting Shri Ram Lalla temple: Police.