On Saturday, lawyer for Ramlalla Virajman, CS Vaidyanathan reckoned that the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya dispute case was a victory of rule of law. Contending that the SC has balanced the interest of all parties, he stated that it was a great day for India. Vaidyanathan also opined that the unity and integrity of the nation had been preserved.
Ram Lalla Deity Lawyer CS Vaidyanathan: It is a great day for India. SC has pronounced verdict which has balanced interest of all parties&also tried to ensure that unity&integrity of nation is preserved & brotherhood is maintained. It is victory of rule of law.#AyodhyaJudgement pic.twitter.com/8AbAaFV3iS— ANI (@ANI) November 9, 2019
The advocates for the Ramlalla Virajman argued in the SC that the entire 2.77-acre area was the birthplace of Lord Rama. Maintaining that the Janmasthan had a juridical personality of its own, they stated that the faith of the devotees for millions of years was enough to decide the possession of the land. Moreover, aspects of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) report such as the presence of a structure before the mosque dating back to 2nd century BC and the images of humans and animals inside the disputed structure were pointed out to the court. It was also contended that the suit filed by the Sunni Waqf Board in 1961 was time-barred.
Earlier in the day, the Constitution bench of the SC, comprising of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer pronounced a unanimous verdict, awarding the entire disputed area to the Hindus. It directed the Centre to formulate a scheme within three months the construction of a temple. On the other hand, the SC ordered that an alternative land of 5-acres in Ayodhya would be given to the Sunni Central Waqf Board for the construction of a mosque.