Ayodhya case

Soon after the verdict, the AIMPLB had expressed dissatisfaction with it and said the board was contemplating seeking a review of the judgment.

Today’s judgement is the culmination of a long and contentious process that played itself out in various forums – both judicial and non-judicial – in the past many decades.

The Prime Minister is expected to emphasise on national unity and communal harmony in his address after the top court ruled in favour of building a temple at Ayodhya.

The Honourable Supreme Court has given its verdict on the Ayodhya issue. This verdict shouldn’t be seen as a win or loss for anybody tweeted PM Modi

A decade-long legal dispute is being fought by Hindu Mahasabha, Nirmohi Akhara and Muslim Waqf Board over 2.77 acres of land in Ayodhya. The dispute is expected to come to an end with the decision of the top court.

A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court pronounced its historic verdict on a batch of a petition against the 2010 Allahabad High Court order in the sensitive Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case.

The security arrangements in the national capital and in states across the country have been beefed to the max ahead of the verdict.

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.

The judgment will be pronounced on a non-working day by a Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer.

Section 144 has been imposed in Ayodhya district till December 10 in anticipation of the verdict in the matter. The Centre has given state almost 4,000 extra paramilitary personnel in this regard.