As the Supreme Court of India on November 9 pronounced the historic judgement of Ayodhya land dispute case, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said that he is not satisfied with apex court's verdict. Responding to Owaisi's statement, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev said that Owaisi says whatever suits his narrative.
Speaking to Republic TV, Ramdev Baba reiterated that the AIMIM chief is only interested in communal agenda. "When it suits him, he says the court and constitution are supreme. When it doesn't suit him and it goes against his communal agenda, then he cries foul." Ramdev added that he respects Owaisi as a human being but his actions are "satanic". "Today the entire country is talking about unity, harmony, peace and prosperity; yet he is trying to heat things up. What is his agenda?"
CJI Ranjan Gogoi said that the SC has decided to hand over the disputed land in Ayodhya to Hindus and to give 5 acres of alternate land to Muslims for building the mosque. The apex court also observed that Nirmohi Akhara's suit was not maintainable as they do not have shebait rights. CJI Ranjan Gogoi, while delivering the unanimous judgement, also dismissed the claims of the Sunni Central Waqf board stating that the party altered its stance after being confronted with the Archeological Survey of India (ASI)'s findings.
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 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. The SC announced that it would wrap up the hearing on October 17 and announce its judgment by November 17. Finally, on October 16, the Supreme Court concluded its hearing, reserved its order and the mediation panel submitting its settlement report.