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India Spot News en 2019-11-09 05:30:00

Ayodhya verdict: Disputed land goes to Hindus, Muslims to get alternate land

Seeking to settle a 165-year-old dispute between Hindus and Muslims - which dates back India's pre-Independence history -  India's Supreme Court Saturday ruled that the country's majority Hindus would get the entire disputed 2.77 acres in the town of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, but Muslims will get an alternate piece of 5 acres of land to build possibly a new mosque

Seeking to settle a 165-year-old dispute between Hindus and Muslims - which dates back India's pre-Independence history -  India's Supreme Court Saturday ruled that the country's majority Hindus would get the entire disputed 2.77 acres in the town of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, but Muslims will get an alternate piece of 5 acres of land to build possibly a new mosque.  This is the land on which the now-demolished Babri Masjid stood and which Hindus content built 350 years by Muslim invader Babur on the site where a temple once stood. 

 

The Muslims will get alternate land either in the surplus 67 acres acquired in and around the disputed structure by the central govt or any other prominent place.

 

The entire 2.77 acres will remain with the receiver and will be handed over to a trust to be formed in three months to build a temple. The court said that it was not ruling on faith but the fact that Muslim possession over the inner courtyard of the disputed shrine was always contested by the Hindus who continued to pray at the spot. A five-judge bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi unanimously delivered the verdict. 

 

The temple-mosque dispute had led to riots around the country in 1993, following the demolition of the Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992, and since then has divided Indian society and led to political polarisation and religious divisions. Security was tight around the country with both Hindu and Muslim religious calling for peace and Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the judgement should not be viewed as a victory or a defeat by either community. 


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