Disputed Land Goes for Ram Mandir, Muslims to Get Alt. Land

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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, 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.

The Ayodhya title suit verdict comes nine years after the 2:1 judgment of the Allahabad High Court that ordered a three-way division of the disputed 2.77 acres of land between the three parties — Ram Lalla, Sunni Waqf Board and the Nirmohi Akhara. The Lucknow Bench of the High Court, on September 30, 2010, held that Hindus and Muslims as joint title holders of the disputed land.

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