Ayodhya verdict: Disputed land given to Ramjanmabhoomi Trust, mosque on alternate land

In an unanimous judgment, a five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court Saturday allotted the dispute Ayodhya land to the Ramjanmabhoomi Trust. It ordered allotment of an alternative piece of five acres of land to the Muslims for a mosque.

The Bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, said the Hindu litigants were able to establish their case that they were in possession of the outer courtyard. It added that the Muslim side was unable to prove their exclusive possession of the inner courtyard.

The apex court has directed the Centre to frame a scheme under which it will constitute a body within three months to hand over the inner and outer court to the Ramjanmabhoomi Trust. It said the Sunni Wakf Board would be granted five acres of land in a “suitable, prominent place in Ayodhya”.

(to be updated)

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