Ram Temple Verdict Live: The Supreme Court is slated to deliver its verdict in the politically sensitive case of Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya on Saturday. The judgment will be delivered by a five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. The court will pronounce the judgement at 10:30 AM. A five judge bench headed by the CJI and comprising Chief Justice-designate Justice SA Bobde, Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice SA Nazeer, had reserved the judgement last month after 40 days of daily hearing. The hearing in the case had began on August 6 after the court’s earlier attempt for an out-of-court settlement through mediation failed.
Earlier in 2010, the Allahabad High Court through a judgement equally distributed the dispute 2.77 acre land between the three involved parties — Ram Lalla Virajman, Nirmohi Akhara and Sunni Waqf Board. Later, a total of 14 appeals were filed in the Supreme Court challenging the High Court’s verdict.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to the people to maintain peace after the Supreme Court pronounces the verdict in the communally-sensitive case on Saturday. He said that the judgement in the Ayodhya land dispute case should not viewed as a matter of victory or loss for any community.
अयोध्या पर सुप्रीम कोर्ट का जो भी फैसला आएगा, वो किसी की हार-जीत नहीं होगा। देशवासियों से मेरी अपील है कि हम सब की यह प्राथमिकता रहे कि ये फैसला भारत की शांति, एकता और सद्भावना की महान परंपरा को और बल दे।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 8, 2019
Political and religious leaders have urged people to maintain peace and respect the Supreme Court’s verdict. Authorities have said social media posts will be monitored to ensure that no attempt is made to vitiate the atmosphere by spreading fake or inflammatory content and necessary arrangements have been made to ensure safety and security of religious places.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made across Ayodhya ahead of the Supreme Court judgement in the Ayodhya land dispute case. Multi-layered security arrangements have been put in place in the town which has been turned into a fortress with deployment of sixty companies (90-125 personnel each) of the PAC and paramilitary forces. Drones and CCTV cameras were also being used to monitor the situation.
All educational institutions in Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddh Nagar will remain shut till Monday in view of the Supreme Court verdict in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case. Separate orders were issued by the district administration of the two adjoining Uttar Pradesh districts bordering Delhi.
Ahead of the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case, Delhi Police has beefed up security across the national capital and asked its top officials to identify sensitive areas in the city for deployment of additional force. The police has planned elaborate security arrangements and taken all precautionary measures. The deputy commissioners of police of all districts, along with the SHOs, have been directed to raise police visibility and patrolling in communally sensitive areas.
The Supreme Court will pronounce the judgment in Ayodhya title dispute case at 10.30 AM on Saturday. The notice on the judgment was uploaded on the website of the court during the late evening on Friday.