Allahabad HC pronounces verdict on Ayodhya

Posted on    01 October 2010


Allahabad HC pronounces verdict on Ayodhya  


In a much-awaited verdict, the Special Bench of Allahabad High Court on Thursday ruled that the disputed land in Ayodhya be divided into three parts among Hindus and Muslims.


The disputed land will be divided among the Sunni Waqf Board, Nirmohi Akhara and the party for 'Ram Lalla'.



In their separate judgements on the sensitive 60-year old title dispute on Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid structure, Justices S U Khan and Sudhir Agarwal said that the area under the central dome of the three-domed structure where Lord Ram's idol exists belongs to Hindus.



The bench also rejected the Sunni Waqf Board's petition claiming title for the disputed site.



The majority in the three-judge Lucknow bench also ruled that status quo should be maintained at the disputed place for three months.



As an anxious nation awaited the court verdict in the highly-sensitive issue with lakhs of security personnel being deployed in Uttar Pradesh and other sensitive places across the country.


Perhaps for the first in judicial history, a verdict was delivered in high security with media and lawyers and parties unrelated to the case kept out of the court premises.


Press briefings were arranged in the District Collectorate opposite the court premises and summary of the judgements immediately uploaded on the website.



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