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Ayodhya Verdict: Litigant Iqbal Ansari happy that a verdict has been finally delivered, Sunni Waqf board lawyer Jilani dissatisfied

Iqbal Ansari, one of the litigants in the decades-old case has stated that he is happy that the case has finally come to an end and he respects the Apex Court's judgement.

In a watershed moment for the Indian political and judicial landscape, the Supreme Court has pronounced a historic judgment in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case, handing over the disputed land to the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, paving the way for the construction of a grand magnificent Ram Temple at the site.

The Apex court also ordered the union government to provide 5 acres of land at an alternate site at a prominent location in Ayodhya to the Sunni Waqf Board to rebuild the Babri Masjid which was demolished in 1992.

Read: Supreme Court hands over Ram Janmabhoomi site to Hindus to build Ram Mandir, Sunni Waqf Board to be given alternate site for mosque

The verdict by the Supreme Court in the protracted Ayodhya dispute elicited mixed reactions from the contending parties. While the Hindu parties welcomed the apex court’s decision, the Sunni Waqf Board has stated that they are not happy over the verdict.

The Sunni Waqf Board lawyer Zafaryab Jilani said that his side is not satisfied with the verdict and they will soon decide the future course of action after perusing the whole judgment. He added that the alternate land of 5 acres granted to them has no value for them. Stating that he respects the order, Jilani appealed for calm and peace.


On the other hand, one of the litigants in the Ayodhya dispute case, Iqbal Ansari, said that he is happy that the top court finally delivered a verdict on the centuries-old issue and asserted that he respects the order given by the court.


The SC has delivered a unanimous judgement in the Ram Janmabhoomi case. The top 5 senior judges came to the decision after weighing the arguments presented by all sides for 40 days. CJI Ranjan Gogoi said that the bench is the final arbitrator in the matter and he said that the court is not obligated to give a religious rationale while deciding the case.

The 5-judge bench said that the Central Govt should within 3 months formulate a scheme envisaging setting up of Trust to build the Ram Mandir. Possession of inner and outer courtyards to be handed over to the Trust.

 

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