The Supreme Court of India on November 9 pronounced the historic judgement of Ayodhya land dispute case. As the SC handed over the Ayodhya land to Hindus and said that suitable 5-acre land will be given to Muslims, its decision was appreciated by politicians across party lines. Hailing the SC's decision, RJD leaders and Lalu Prasad Yadav's son, Tejashwi and Tej Pratap said that it is an example of unity and harmony.
Taking to Twitter, RJD leaders Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejashwi Yadav hailed Supreme Court's decision. While former Deputy CM of Bihar, Tejashwi said this decision would send a message of unity and harmony, his brother Tej Pratap posted a picture of himself having lunch with three Muslim men. In a tweet, he wrote a secular message. Tejashwi also said that the Opposition parties should now focus on building good schools, colleges, universities and hospitals and providing employment to the youth.
मैं हिन्दू हूँ, तू मुस्लिम है, हैं दोनों इंसान,— Tej Pratap Yadav (@TejYadav14) November 9, 2019
ला मैं तेरी गीता पढ़ लूँ, तू पढ़ ले कुरान,
अपने तो दिल में है दोस्त, बस एक ही अरमान,
एक थाली में खाना खाये सारा हिन्दुस्तान। pic.twitter.com/BJZiEJ79xp
SC 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.