Ayodhya dispute case: Judgement is unanimous, says CJI Gogoi

The Allahabad High Court in 2010 had prescribed a three-way division of the disputed land but the verdict failed to satisfy the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla, the parties involved in the dispute.

Written by November 9, 2019 11:01

New Delhi: Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Saturday said that the verdict on the Ayodhya land title dispute case is “unanimous” and that it will preserve balance.

“This court must accept faith and belief of worshippers. The court should preserve balance. I will take about half an hour to read it,” Chief Justice Gogoi said during the course of proceedings today.

Five-judge constitution bench to pronounce the verdict

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A five-judge constitution bench presided by Chief Justice Gogoi and comprising will shortly pronounce the verdict on a batch of petitions against an order of the Allahabad High Court which trifurcated the site between the parties — Ramlalla Virajman, Sunni Central Waqf Board and Nirmohi Akhara.

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A decade-long legal dispute was fought between Hindu Mahasabha, Nirmohi Akhara and Muslim Waqf Board over 2.77 acres of land in Ayodhya.

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The disputed land — spanning an area of over 2.77 acres — in Ayodhya has been claimed by both Hindus and Muslims. While Hindu activists want to build a temple on the site, Muslim groups claim there is no proof that a temple existed there.

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The Allahabad High Court in 2010 had prescribed a three-way division of the disputed land but the verdict failed to satisfy the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla, the parties involved in the dispute. All three moved the Supreme Cour