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SC delivers Ayodhya verdict: Temple at disputed site, alternative plot for mosque

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  • 09 November, 2019 12:01 IST

    Welcome the SC judgment, says Arvind Kejriwal

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict in the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, saying the judgement ended the decades old dispute and appealed to people to maintain peace and harmony. "The five judge bench of Supreme Court after hearing arguments of all parties gave its verdict. We welcome the SC judgement. The SC gave its verdict on decades old dispute. The dispute of many years ended today. I appeal to all maintain peace and harmony," Kejriwal tweeted after the court order.

  • 09 November, 2019 11:33 IST

    SC grants 2.77 acre of land in Ayodhya to deity Ram Lalla

    The SC granted entire 2.77 acre of disputed land in Ayodhya to deity Ram Lalla. It directed the Centre and UP government to allot five acres land to the Muslims at a prominent place for building mosque. It also directed the Centre to set up trust in three months to formulate scheme for construction of Ram temple at the site, where Babri mosque was demolished, PTI reported. Meanwhile, the court also asked the Centre to grant representation in the trust to Nirmohi Akhara if deemed fit by the government.

  • 09 November, 2019 11:25 IST

    Ahead of verdict, 'Godman' held for 'communal' graffiti 

    Meanwhile, a self-styled godman was over a 'communal' graffiti ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on the sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid suit in Dhule, police said on Saturday. The accused Rajendra Marathe alias Raju Maharaj painted a wall in Dhule city with words "Shri Ram" on Friday, an official said, adding that he was arrested immediately.

  • 09 November, 2019 11:23 IST

    Centre, UP govt to can monitor future actions: SC

    The court said the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government can monitor together future actions by authorities. It asked the Centre to consider granting some kind of representation to Nirmohi Akhara in setting up of trust. PTI reported that few lawyers also raised 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans outside Chief Justice's court in SC.

  • 09 November, 2019 11:11 IST

    Give alternative land to Muslims to build new mosque: SC

    The Supreme Court said that on the contrary, Hindus established their case that they were in possession of outer courtyard. "Damage to Babri mosque was violation of law," it said. SC directed allotment of alternative land to Muslims to build new mosque. It asked the Centre to frame a scheme within three months and set up a trust for construction of a temple. It also dismissed plea of Nirmohi Akhara seeking control of entire disputed land. "Possession of disputed 2.77 acre land will remain with Central government receiver," SC said.

  • 09 November, 2019 11:08 IST

    'UP Sunni Central Waqf Board failed to establish its case'

    Despite obstruction caused in offering prayers at Mosque, evidence suggest that there was no abandonment, the Supreme Court said, while reading the judgment. "Iron railing was set up at site in 1856-1857. It suggests Hindus kept worshipping at the site. Muslims have not adduced evidence that they were in exclusive possession of the disputed site." The court also said Muslims were not in possession of outer courtyard of the site. "UP Sunni Central Waqf Board has failed to establish its case in Ayodhya dispute."

  • 09 November, 2019 11:01 IST

    Section 144 imposed in Mumbai

    Meanwhile, Section 144 of CrPC (prohibits assembly of more than 4 people in an area) is imposed in Mumbai city till 11am tomorrow.

  • 09 November, 2019 10:59 IST

    'Muslims offered Friday prayers at mosque'

    The SC said that evidence suggest Hindus were in possession of outer court yard. The extensive nature of Hindus worshipping at outer courtyard at site has been there. However, it also added that evidence also suggest that Muslims offered Friday prayers at mosque, which indicates they have not lost possession.

  • 09 November, 2019 10:57 IST

    'Title cannot be established on ground of faith, belief': SC

    SC said ASI had not established whether temple was demolished to build the mosque. It said Hindus consider this place as birthplace of Lord Ram and even Muslims say this about the disputed place. "Faith of Hindus that Lord Rama was born at demolished structure is undisputed. The existence of Sita Rasoi, Ram Chabutra and Bhandar grih are the testimony of the religious fact of the place. Title cannot be established on ground of faith, belief; they are kind of indicator for deciding dispute," the Supreme Court said.

  • 09 November, 2019 10:52 IST

    Babri mosque was not built on vacant land: SC

    The Supreme Court said that Babri mosque was not built on vacant land. "The underlying structure was not an Islamic structure. The fact that there lied a temple beneath the destroyed structure has been established by the archaeological survey of India," the Supreme Court said. SC said that terming the archeological evidence as merely an opinion would be a great disservice to the ASI.  

  • 09 November, 2019 10:46 IST

    'Nirmohi Akhara's suit is barred by limitation': SC

    SC now refers the content of the lawsuit of devotee Gopal Singh Visharad seeking right to worship at the site. SC holds that Nirmohi Akhara's suit is barred by limitation, not a Shebait or devotee of deity Ram Lalla. "Arguments were made on archaeology report. Archaeological Survey of India's credentials are beyond doubt and its findings can’t be neglected," says Supreme Court.

  • 09 November, 2019 10:45 IST

    'Disputed land was government land in revenue records'

    PTI reported that CJI Ranjan Gogoi asked lawyers and media persons to maintain silence in the courtroom. "Shia Waqf board's claim was over the disputed structure which is dismissed by SC," it said. The court said the disputed land was the government land in the revenue records. 

  • 09 November, 2019 10:39 IST

    CJI reads out Ayodhya land dispute verdict

    According to ANI, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi while reading out judgement said this court must accept faith and accept belief of worshippers. Court should preserve balance. 

  • 09 November, 2019 10:36 IST

    'Inappropriate for court to get into area of theology'

    Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi: We have dismissed the Special Leave Petition(SLP) filed by Shia Waqf Board challenging the order of 1946 Faizabad Court. Babri mosque was built by Mir Baqi. It is inappropriate for the Court to get into area of theology, reported ANI. 

  • 09 November, 2019 10:11 IST

    CJI reaches Supreme Court

  • 09 November, 2019 10:01 IST

    Amit Shah calls for high-level security meet

    Home Minister Amit Shah calls a high level security meeting at his residence. National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, Intelligence Bureau (IB) Chief, Arvind Kumar, and other senior officials to attend the meeting, reports ANI. 

  • 09 November, 2019 09:43 IST

    Have full faith in judiciary, says Nitin Gadkari

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday requested all to accept the Supreme Court's judgment and maintain peace. "We have full faith in our judiciary. I appeal to all to accept the Supreme Court's verdict and maintain peace," he told reporters here. Meanwhile, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat will be addressing the media at 1 pm today.

  • 09 November, 2019 09:38 IST

    Temporary suspension of internet in Rajasthan

    The Divisional Commissioner of Bharatpur, Rajasthan, has ordered a temporary suspension of internet till tomorrow. Apart from this the schools and college in the district will also remain closed, as per the orders of the District Collector. In a letter, issued on Friday, the Divisional Commissioner has ordered a 24-hour suspension of internet services from 6 am on November 9. This includes 2G, 3G, 4G data internet services and a suspension of Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter and all other social media by internet service providers except voice call of landlines and mobile phone services.

  • 09 November, 2019 09:26 IST

    Don't fall prey to rumours, says Pune police

    The Pune city police commissionerate Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Dr Ravindra Shisave said appealed to citizens to not fall prey to any rumours and approached them to verify information about the Ayodhya case. "Our police force is working round the clock and around 8,500 personnel have been deployed in the city. We appeal to citizens to respect sentiments." In Pimpri Chinchwad commissionerate, too, police have been deployed.

  • 09 November, 2019 09:22 IST

    Section 144 imposed in J&K

    Restrictions were imposed in Jammu and Kashmir while schools and colleges will remain closed on November 9, officials said Friday night. "Restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPC have been imposed in Jammu and Kashmir in view of the SC verdict as a precautionary measure," DGP Dilbag Singh told PTI. He said necessary security measures have been put in place to maintain law and order.

  • 09 November, 2019 09:17 IST

    5-judge bench heard case

    The landmark verdict will be delivered at 10:30 am today. 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 for a marathon 40 days on a day-to-day basis and reserved its order on October 16.

  • 09 November, 2019 09:14 IST

    Respect SC decision, says Devendra Fadnavis

    Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has appealed to people to maintain peace and urged them to respect the Supreme Court verdict in the Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute. "Everyone should respect the Supreme Court decision regarding Ram Mandir. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has appealed for peace and restraint," he tweeted.

  • 09 November, 2019 09:11 IST

    Section 144 imposed in J&K

    Restrictions were imposed in Jammu and Kashmir while schools and colleges will remain closed on November 9, officials said Friday night. "Restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPC have been imposed in Jammu and Kashmir in view of the SC verdict as a precautionary measure," DGP Dilbag Singh told PTI. He said necessary security measures have been put in place to maintain law and order.

  • 09 November, 2019 08:59 IST

    Schools, colleges across several states to remain closed today

    Schools, colleges and other educational institutes will remain closed in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka and Delhi. The Karnataka government on Friday declared that all schools and colleges in the state will remain closed on November 9. Jamia Millia Islamia in Delh said there will be no classes in the varsity, as a precautionary measure.

  • 09 November, 2019 08:57 IST

    Cops, social media firms to tackle hate content in real time

    A daylong seminar was conducted at the Mantralaya on Friday where legal teams of WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram guided over 50 police officers from all districts and commissionerates on how to deal with inflammatory content. A dedicated team has been formed by the Cyber department to keep a close eye on social media accounts which may try to disturb harmony, especially in Mumbai, which witnessed the 1993 communal riots. Read more

  • 09 November, 2019 08:52 IST

    'Ensure everything remains peaceful in city'

    Mumbai police have also been busy conducting several Mohalla Committee (also known as Peace Committee) meetings. More than 50 meetings have been organised across the city in the past month. Efforts being taken by Mumbai police are showing some positive results. On Friday, during the special prayers, there were announcements made across all the mosques in Mumbai. We believe in our Constitution and have to ensure that everything remains peaceful in the city," Imams (priest) of all mosques have told worshippers. Read more

  • 09 November, 2019 08:48 IST

    The Supreme Court will pronounce its historic verdict on a batch of a petition against the 2010 Allahabad High Court order in the politically-sensitive Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case on Saturday morning. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed for calm ahead of the verdict as security has been beefed in Uttar Pradesh especially in Ayodhya. School and colleges are shut in Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi and prohibitory orders have been clamped in several places across the country. Mumbai Police, too, are on high alert, ANI reported.  

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