The Supreme Court of India has given a landmark judgment in the Ayodhya land case on November 9 and ended the century-old Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute. It has given the land to a center-formed trust to build a temple.
It has also asked for alternative land to be given to the Muslim side and gave the center three months to come up with a scheme in order to implement the same. A period of 3-4 months is what the center will get in order to frame the structure for setting up a trust which will superintend the handing over of the uncertain site to the Hindus for the construction of the temple.
A suitable alternative plot of land measuring 5 acres at Ayodhya will also be finalized in this duration and it will be given to Sunni Wakf Board.
This led to former India captain Virender Sehwag to chant 'Shri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram' on Twitter with a photo of Lord Ram.
The verdict came 9 years after the Allahabad High Court announced a 3-way split into the case. The disputed 2.77 acres of land was divided among three parties — Ram Lalla, Sunni Waqf Board and the Nirmohi Akhara. The SC, however, termed the HC verdict as 'incorrect'. As per the documents prior to 1857, the Hindus were not barred from worshipping in the inner courtyard and it has been their firm belief the birthplace of Ram was in the inner courtyard of the mosque.