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Supreme Court paves way for construction of Ram temple at disputed site in Ayodhya.

The Supreme Court announced its verdict on Saturday, November 9, in the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit. The top court bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi delivered their decision amid heightened security across the country to avoid any untoward incident. Security has also been beefed up in and around the apex court.

Indian people watch a model of the Ram temple during the 'Dharam Sabha' Hindu congregation held to call for the construction of a grand temple of Lord Rama, in Ayodhya on November 25, 2018. - Hindu groups claim deity Rama was born and a temple existed at the site of a medieval Mosque that was demolished by Hindu mobs in 1992, triggering religious riots that left some 2,000 people dead across India. The more than a century-old dispute over the site has been a frequent flashpoint between majority Hindus and minority Muslims.SANJAY KANOJIA/AFP/Getty Images

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the public to maintain peace and calm after the Supreme Court delivers its historic judgement in the politically-sensitive Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case. Stay tuned with ibtimes.co.in for all the latest updates on the verdict in the Ayodhya case.

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2019-11-0914:29 (IST)

Exercise caution while airing Ayodhya verdict: Bengaluru Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao urges media

Taking to Twitter, Bengaluru Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao, IPS said, "Requesting Electronic Media Owners, News Editors, Anchors and Panelists to exercise caution in airing strong opinions and provocative visuals in public interest, we seek your cooperation."

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2019-11-0914:19 (IST)

PM Modi's on Ayodhya verdict

Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "The Honourable Supreme Court has given its verdict on the Ayodhya issue. This verdict shouldn't be seen as a win or loss for anybody. Be it Ram Bhakti or Rahim Bhakti, it is imperative that we strengthen the spirit of Rashtra Bhakti. May peace and harmony prevail!"

2019-11-0914:16 (IST)

Congress favours SC's decision on Ayodhya

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala on Ayodhya verdict: Supreme Court's verdict has come, we are in favour of the construction of Ram Temple. This judgement not only opened the doors for the temple's construction but also closed the doors for BJP and others to politicise the issue.

2019-11-0914:11 (IST)

Asaduddin Owaisi: Supreme Court not infallible

All India Muslim Personnel Law Board Chief (AIMIM) Asaduddin Owaisi says that he is not satisfied with the verdict of the Supreme Court. "Supreme Court is indeed supreme but not infallible. We have full faith in the constitution, we were fighting for our right, we don't need 5-acre land as a donation. We should reject this 5-acre land offer, don't patronise us," Owaisi said.

2019-11-0913:56 (IST)

Sri Sri Ravishankar welcomes Ayodhya judgement

Sri Sri Ravishankar: "This is a historic judgement, I welcome it. This case was going on for a long time and finally, it has reached a conclusion. Peace and harmony should be maintained in society."

2019-11-0913:53 (IST)

This shouldn't be seen as win or loss: Mohan Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has welcomed this decision of Supreme Court. "This case was going on for decades and it has reached the right conclusion. This should not be seen as a win or loss. We also welcome everyone's efforts to maintain peace and harmony in society," said Mohan Bhagwat.

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2019-11-0913:45 (IST)

A historic verdict: Baba Ramdev on Ayodhya

"This is a historic verdict. A grand Ram temple will be built. The decision to allot alternate land to Muslim side is welcome, I believe Hindu brothers should help in the construction of the Masjid as well," said Baba Ramdev.

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2019-11-0912:42 (IST)

International Business Times access full text on Ayodhya verdict

Read full judgement of Ayodhya verdict here.

2019-11-0912:09 (IST)

Landmark judgement: Rajnath Singh on Ayodhya verdict

The Judgment of Hon'ble Supreme Court on Ayodhya is historic. The Judgement will further strengthen India's social fabric.

I urge everyone to take the verdict with equanimity and magnanimity. I also appeal to the people to maintain peace & harmony after this landmark verdict.

2019-11-0911:58 (IST)

We welcome SC's decision on Ayodhya, tweets Arvind Kejriwal

"The 500-years-old dispute ended today. I appeal to all people to maintain peace and harmony," tweeted Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

2019-11-0911:37 (IST)

Not satisfied with judgement: Sunni Waqf Board Lawyer

Zafaryab Jilani, Sunni Waqf Board Lawyer said, "We respect the judgement but we are not satisfied, we will decide further course of action."

2019-11-0911:30 (IST)

Hindu Mahasabha lawyer on Ayodhya judgement

Varun Kumar Sinha, Lawyer of Hindu Mahasabha: It is a historic judgement. With this judgement, the Supreme Court has given the message of unity in diversity.

2019-11-0911:24 (IST)

Ayodhya verdict takeaway

  • Ram temple at the disputed site
  • 5-acre alternate land for Sunni Board
  • Govt to form temple trust
  • Trust to oversee temple construction
2019-11-0911:17 (IST)

Breaking: Disputed Ayodhya site given to Nyas, 5 acres to be allotted to Sunni Wakf Board

Disputed Ayodhya site is given to Ramjanmabhoomi Nyas. 5 acres to be allotted to Sunni Wakf Board within Ayodhya to build a mosque. Now, Ayodhya Trust is to be set up.

2019-11-0911:15 (IST)

Nyas gets disputed Ayodhya site

The scheme envisaging setting up of Trust should provide for construction of Temple.

2019-11-0911:15 (IST)

Final directions

A suitable plot of land measuring 5 acres to be handed over to Sunni Waqf Board either by Central Government or State Government.

Sunni Wakf Board at liberty to construct a mosque at the allotted land.

2019-11-0911:14 (IST)



Shiv Sena activists wave a flag at Lakshman Qila during an event for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya on November 24, 2018. (Photo by SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP)SANJAY KANOJIA/AFP/Getty Images)
2019-11-0911:13 (IST)

Restrictions imposed in entire Jammu and Kashmir

Restrictions have been imposed in entire Jammu and Kashmir as a precautionary measure in the wake of the Supreme Court judgment in the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case.

2019-11-0911:07 (IST)

Breaking: SC directs allotment of alternative land to Muslims

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The Supreme Court has directed alternative land to the Muslims in the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid disputed site.

2019-11-0911:02 (IST)

Ayodhya verdict

The outer courtyard became a focal point of worshipping by Hindus.

Riots of 1934 indicate that the possession of inner courtyard became a matter of serious contention.

Muslims have not been able to establish possessory title to the inner courtyard, Supreme Court.

2019-11-0910:58 (IST)

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath holds security meeting

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath holds security meeting at the State Control Room ahead of the Ayodhya verdict.

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2019-11-0910:56 (IST)

SC: Faith, belief only indicators

Supreme Court: Hindus consider Ayodhya as the birthplace of Lord Ram, they have religious sentiments, Muslims call it Babri mosque. The faith of Hindus that Lord Ram was born here is undisputed.

2019-11-0910:50 (IST)

Nirmohi Akhara not a Shabait, rules Supreme Court

The claim of Nirmohi Akhara is only of management. Nirmohi Akhara is not a Shabait, rules Supreme Court.

2019-11-0910:49 (IST)

Babri Masjid was not built on vacant land, says SC

The Supreme Court stated that there is adequate material in the ASI report to conclude that Babri Masjid was not constructed on vacant land. "There was a structure underlying the disputed structure. The underlying structure was not an Islamic structure," says Supreme Court.

2019-11-0910:39 (IST)

CJI Gogoi: Judgement is unanimous

The Ayodhya Judgment will be a unanimous judgment. Pronouncement of judgment to last for half an hour, confirms Supreme Court Bench.

2019-11-0910:38 (IST)

CJI Gogoi: Judgement is unanimous

"Court should preserve balance", Supreme Court.

"Mosque built by Mir Baqi on order of Babur".

"Idols were placed in the mosque in 1949", Supreme Court

2019-11-0910:28 (IST)

Here are the 5 judges who will deliver the Ayodhya verdict

  1. CJI Ranjan Gogoi
  2. Next CJI Justice SA Bobde
  3. Justice Ashok Bhushan
  4. Justice DY Chandrachud
  5. Justice Abdul Nazeer
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2019-11-0910:26 (IST)

CJI courtroom opens ahead of Ayodhya verdict

The doors of CJI Courtroom opened, a crowd of lawyers and scribes have rushed in. The pushing and shoving reached dangerously risky levels, tweets Bar & Bench on Twitter.

2019-11-0910:20 (IST)

Ayodhya verdict will not be anybody's victory or loss, tweets PM Modi

Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "The Ayodhya verdict will not be anybody's victory or loss. It was the priority of the country's citizens to maintain harmony." "I appeal to countrymen that it should be our priority to strengthen our tradition of maintaining peace and harmony after the Ayodhya verdict. In the run-up to Ayodhya verdict, efforts have been made by various people and organisations to maintain harmonious atmosphere. We have to maintain amity even after Ayodhya verdict," tweeted PM Modi.

2019-11-0910:16 (IST)

Ayodhya on high alert

Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh has been put under a thick blanket of security. The government has rushed in 4000 paramilitary personnel and 30 bomb squads apart from the regular security at the disputed site. All dharamshalas in Ayodhya are shut today and all non-locals have also been asked to leave the city.

2019-11-0910:12 (IST)

SC to pronounce Ayodhya verdict shortly

The landmark verdict on Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit will be delivered at 10:30 am. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, who retires on November 17, decided the date in consultation with four other judges of the Supreme Court.

2019-11-0910:10 (IST)

Lawyers outside CJI Ranjan Gogoi's court

The Supreme Court lawyers gathered outside the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi's court. Five-judge SC bench will deliver the verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case at 10:30 am.

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2019-11-0910:05 (IST)

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Ayodhya verdict

"The Supreme Court's verdict should be accepted by everyone, there should be no dispute over it. We appeal to everyone to not create a negative environment, cordiality should be maintained," says Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

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2019-11-0910:03 (IST)

Section 144 imposed in Ajmer, Rajasthan

The Rajasthan government has imposed Section 144 in Ajmer district. All schools and colleges will remain closed today.

2019-11-0909:56 (IST)

Meet the 5 judges who will deliver the Ayodhya verdict

Here are the five judges -- Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer.

2019-11-0909:54 (IST)

Explained: Here's the timeline of a nearly 500-years old Ayodhya dispute

November 9 could go down in the history of India as one of the most important days. A five-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by none other than the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, would deliver its judgement on the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Mosque dispute. READ FULL STORY HERE