#AYODHYAVERDICT : Disputed site goes to Hindus for Ram Temple, Muslim side to get alternate land in Ayodhya
New Delhi: New Delhi : In a historic verdict the Supreme Court of India today ruled that the disputed land should be given to the Ram Janmabhumi Nyas. The apex court has also ruled that an alternate land of 5 acres be given to the muslim parties within the city of Ayodhya.
A 5 judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer unanimously pronounced 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.