The Ayodhya Police on Saturday said that no incident of violence has been reported opposing the Supreme Court's verdict in Ayodhya land dispute case. Pronouncing the landmark judgment in the case, the Supreme Court on Saturday, delivered a unanimous judgment in the title suit of the disputed area, awarding it to the Hindus for the construction of a temple.
Speaking to the media, the Circle Officer of Ayodhya, Amar Singh said, "No incident has been reported against the Supreme Court's Ayodhya verdict today. Whether it is Muslim brothers or Hindus, all have accepted the verdict. We have not faced any challenges. We have been patrolling all the areas to ensure that no rumour mongering is done by any anti-social elements." He added that deployment of force will remain the same on Sunday as it was on Saturday.
While pronouncing the landmark judgment in the Ayodhya dispute case, the Supreme Court also directed the Centre to come up with a scheme within three months to set up a trust which will hand over the outer courtyard and inner courtyard of the site for construction of a temple.
Apart from this, the SC stated that an alternate land of 5-acres is to be allotted to Muslims for constructing a mosque, either by the Central or the state government, in a suitable and prominent place in Ayodhya. CJI Ranjan Gogoi, while delivering the unanimous judgment, dismissed the claims of the Sunni Central Waqf Board and the Nirmohi Akhara. He also termed that the three-way division of the disputed land by the Allahabad HC in its 2010 verdict is legally unsustainable.
The five-judge bench was constituted on January 25, 2019, to hear the long-contested Ayodhya dispute. As the case progressed after the Centre handed over disputed Ayodhya site to original owners, the bench created a 3-member mediation panel. On August 2, a day after the mediation panel submitted the report of mediation to the SC in a sealed cover, the SC stated that the mediation had failed and began day-to-day hearings — which ran for 40 days, along with a parallel mediation process continuing.
On October 4, the SC had announced that it would wrap up the hearing on October 17 and announced the judgement by November 17. Finally, on October 16, the Supreme Court concluded its hearing and reserved its order.
(with ANI input)