AYODHYA: India’s Supreme Court permits Hindu Temple at disputed Babri Mosque site, Five-acre alternate land granted to Muslims

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Ayodhya – Supreme Court of India declared on Saturday that Hindu temple can be built on the land where huge Babri Mosque stood until it was demolished in 1992. However, Muslims will be given a five-acre land as an alternate in the city.

The disputed land of 2.77 acres has been a bone of contention between Hindus and Muslims since December 6 1992, each party claiming to be their place of worship.

However, the decades-long battle came to an end in a jam-packed Courtroom with the judgment delivered in 30 minutes by a five-judge Constitution bench.

Supreme Court received the appeals against a 2010 judgement by the Allahabad High Court which distributed the disputed land among Hindus, Sunni Waqf Board and the Nirmohi Akhara.

But when the amicable out-of-the-court settlement failed, Supreme Court started proceedings on August 6.

Supreme Court has now rejected the Nirmohi Akhara’s suit but asked the Central Government to give it representation in the Temple trust if they feel suitable.

Based on Press Trust of India.