NEW DELHI, Nov 9: In a historically significant and a landmark decision from the Supreme Court of India (SCI), the disputed land in Ayodhya between the litigants Sunni Waqf Board and Ramlalla Virajman and Ramjanmabhoomi Nyas the SCI has passed its judgment on the title deed of the disputed land to be given to Ramjanmabhoomi Nyas.
The unanimous ruling given by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had 5 other Judges looking into the case.
The entire disputed land of around 69 acres will be monitored by a trust which will build a temple of Lord Ram in the disputed site.
The Sunni Waqf Board has been given 5 acres of land within Ayodhya as compensation.
The Supreme Court of India in its decision stated that that construction of the site was not relevant, however, the claim of the archeological survey of India (ASI) did find an underlying non-Islamic structure built in the 12th century which was destroyed by a general under Babur’s conquest of India to build a Mosque in its place.
The SCI though made it clear that the case was about who owns the title deed and possession of the land, and that belief and faith cannot be taken into legal account.
(Picture Source Ayodhya GoI, more details to follow)