Ayodhya Verdict Date: The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on the decades-long vexed Ramjanmabhumi-Babri Masjid case at 10.30 am on November 9 (Saturday). The Top Court will rule on appeals against the 2010 verdict of the Allahabad High Court, which ordered a three-way division of the disputed 2.77 acres between the Nirmohi Akhara sect, the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board and Ramlalla Virajman. Security has been heightened in Ayodhya ahead of the verdict.
On Friday, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi held a meeting with Uttar Pradesh chief secretary and director general of police and took stock of security arrangements.
Justice Sibghat Ullah Khan, Justice Sudhir Agarwal and Justice Dharam Veer Sharma had held that the three parties — Bhagwan Ramlalla Virajman, Nirmohi Akhara and Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board — were in joint possession of the disputed 2.77 acres of land in Ayodhya in the absence of a better title, and had directed a three-way partition.
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A five-judge Constitution bench, led by CJI Gogoi, had reserved its verdict in the politically sensitive case on October 16 after a marathon 40-day hearing.
The legal battle of the title dispute is between Hindus and Muslims with the former claiming that the disputed land is actually the birthplace of Lord Ram where a mosque was built in 1528 by Babur’s commander Mir Baqi.
On December 6, 1992, the Babri mosque was demolished by Hindu Karsevaks in Ayodhya, which led to one of the worst religious riots in the post-independence India killing over 2,000 people.