- There is evidence that Ram Chabutra and Sita used to worship the Hindu kitchen before the British. The evidence in the records shows Hindus occupied that: Supreme Court
- They built the Babri Masjid in an empty area, the structure below the ground was not Islamic. The findings of the ASI proved that the temple was under the destroyed structure: Supreme Court (PTI)
- This belief of Hindus and their belief that Lord Rama was born in Ayodhya is undisputed: Supreme Court
- The case cannot decide merely based on the ASI results. They should decide ownership over land according to law: Supreme Court
- CJI Ranjan Gogoi said, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is beyond doubt and they cannot ignore its study.
The Supreme Court rejected the Nirmohi Arena claim. He had filed a late petition.
The judges at the Supreme Court have read out judgment in the century-old Ayodhya case. The judgment comes almost a decade after the Allahabad High Court had partitioned the disputed site in the ratio of 2:1 between Hindu and Muslim litigants. Both sides had then moved the top court against the judgment.
The country put on high alert to ensure that no violence breaks out following the verdict. At least 12,000 security personnel posted in Uttar Pradesh, where Ayodhya situated. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a series of tweets, said that the “Ayodhya verdict will not anybody’s victory or loss”, adding that it was the priority of the country’s citizens to maintain harmony.
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The security cover of the five judges also increased ahead of the Ayodhya verdict. Two helicopters kept on standby in Lucknow and Ayodhya to tackle any possible emergency. Security arrangements in Delhi have also tightened.
The dispute has dominated political discourse since the 1980s. In 1992, right-wing activists tore down the 16th-century Babri mosque which they believed built on the ruins of an ancient temple that marked the birthplace of Lord Ram. More than 2,000 people killed in the riots that followed post the incident.
The disputed land — spanning an area of over 2.77 acres — in Ayodhya claimed by both Hindus and Muslims. While Hindu activists want to build a temple on the site, Muslim groups claim there no proof that a temple existed there.
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. All three moved the Supreme Court.