The Supreme Court of India, while deciding the Babri Masjid case, handed over the land of the mosque to the Hindus and ordered the central government to build a temple.
A five-member bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gangui of the Supreme Court of India is hearing the judgment of the Babri Masjid case.
Chief Justice Ranjan Ganguoi is ruling the case. They say the Babri Masjid case decision is unanimous.
A separate piece of land in Ayodhya would be given over to Muslim groups to build a new mosque, the court ruled in a historic judgement aimed at ending a bitter and decades-old legal and sectarian battle.
Thousands of extra personnel deployed and schools closed in and around the northern city of Ayodhya, centre of the bitter dispute, and elsewhere.
Barricades were erected on roads leading to the Supreme Court building in New Delhi with officials and volunteers scouring social media for inflammatory posts in what is Facebook’s biggest market.
The verdict, it is hoped, will put an end to an angry and at times arcane legal wrangle that British colonial rulers and even the Dalai Lama tried to mediate.
According to Indian media, all schools, colleges and educational institutions in Uttar Pradesh have been announced till November 11 and security has been tightened all over India, including Ayodhya. It is to be noted that a five-member bench of the Supreme Court heard 14 appeals filed against the Allahabad High Court’s September 2010 decision, in which the Sunni Waqf Board, Nurmohi Akhara and Ram Lala were to distribute 2.77 acres of disputed land in Ayodhya evenly.