New Delhi: Amid unprecedented security arrangement nationwide, the Supreme Court of India will pronounce the historic Ramjanmabhumi-Babri Masjid title dispute in just few minutes. A 5 judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi will pronounce the judgment.
A series of appeals challenging the 2010 Allahabad high court order were heard by the apex court in a marathon 40 day hearing, which ended in October 16.
On September 30, 2010, a three-judge Bench of the Allahabad High Court decided that the main parties to the dispute i.e. the Hindu parties, the Muslim Parties and the Nirmoha Akhara would hold joint title to the disputed property. As a result, the Bench unanimously held that the property should be split three ways equally, with a third of the property going to each party. However, a series of petitions challenged the High Court verdict in the Supreme Court of India.
Ahead of the judgment the Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday appealed the nation to maintain peace and tranquility. In series of twits, he said that the verdict of the Supreme Court will not be anyone’s win or defeat.
“Whatever decision of the Supreme Court will come on Ayodhya, it will not be a victory or defeat for anyone. My appeal to the countrymen is that it should be the priority of all of us that this decision should further strengthen the great tradition of peace, unity and goodwill of India” Prime Minister had said yesterday night.