Delhi, 9 (The Press Watch) – The entire disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land has been given to the Hindu parties with a trust to be formed by the Centre monitoring the construction of a temple. The Sunni Wakf Board will be given 5 acres of alternate land in prominent area of Ayodhya itself, a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court has ruled in a unanimous verdict.
The Shia Waqf Board’s claim on the Babri Masjid has been also been unanimously dismissed and the Nirmohi Akhara has also suffered a setback. The bench ruled that the Nirmohi Akhara suit is barred by limitations and said the Akhara isn’t a shebait.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made across the country in view of the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi ruling. Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh is on the edge with massive police presence and political leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and religious leaders have urged people to maintain peace and respect the verdict.
The Uttar Pradeh government has ordered closure of all educational and training institutes till Monday.