New Delhi: The decades-old Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid land dispute case will have an end today as the Supreme Court will pronounce its historic judgement within a few hours.
The decision was taken by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi in consultation with four other judges deciding the case late on Friday evening.
The landmark verdict will be delivered at 10.30 am.
The 2.77 acres of land in Ayodhya was claimed by both Hindus and Muslims whereby HIndus wanted to build a temple on the site and Muslim groups rejected there is no proof that a temple existed before.
The court will deliver its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging September 30, 2010, Allahabad High Court order, which trifurcated the 2.77 acres disputed land between the Nirmohi Akhara, the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board and Ramlalla Virajman.
The case was heard by a five-judge Constitution Bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer.
Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had held a meeting on Friday with Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Rjendra Kumar Tiwari and Director General of Police (DGP) Om Prakash Singh and took stock of security arrangements in the state.
“The Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya would not be a matter of victory or loss. My appeal to countrymen is that it should be our priority that the verdict should strengthen India”s great tradition of peace, unity and amity,” PM Modi said.
अयोध्या पर सुप्रीम कोर्ट का जो भी फैसला आएगा, वो किसी की हार-जीत नहीं होगा। देशवासियों से मेरी अपील है कि हम सब की यह प्राथमिकता रहे कि ये फैसला भारत की शांति, एकता और सद्भावना की महान परंपरा को और बल दे।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 8, 2019
In an effort to ensure that violence doesn’t break out after the verdict, senior RSS and BJP leaders had held a meeting with prominent Muslim clerics and intellectuals recently. They decided that nobody should indulge in hysterics irrespective of which way the judgment goes.