Ayodhya verdict UPDATES: LK Advani says stand vindicated, it’s a moment of fulfilment

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Updated:Nov 09, 2019 11:44:31 pm

Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid Verdict Today, Ayodhya Verdict Live Telecast: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today thanked the people for accepting the judgement and said that now the responsibility of nation-building has increased on every citizen of the country.

Ayodhya verdict: Supreme Court on Saturday ruled that the disputed 2.77 acre land rights will handed over to the deity Ram Lalla.

Ayodhya Ram Mandir Verdict Updates: Addressing the nation after Ayodhya verdict, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the people for accepting the judgement and said that now the responsibility of nation-building has increased on every citizen of the country. “As a citizen, we all have to respect the judicial process of the country, respect the rules and regulations, this responsibility has also increased more than ever,” he said.

The Prime Minister also said that today the world saw strength and vibrancy of Indian democracy. “Today is also a golden chapter in the history of the judiciary of India. During the hearing on this subject, the Supreme Court heard everyone and heard very patiently and it is a matter of happiness for the whole country that a unanimous verdict was given,” PM Modi added.

The Supreme Court today cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed 2.77 acres site at Ayodhya. The Constitution bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi asked the Central government to frame scheme within three months and set up a trust for construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya. The top court also directed the Centre to allot a five-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a new mosque.

The bench, also comprising Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer, said possession of the disputed 2.77 acre land rights will handed over to the deity Ram Lalla, who is one of the three litigants in the case. The possession, however, will remain with a central government receiver.

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    21:51 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Ayodhya verdict: Not even a single incident in temple town, says Circle Officer

    Circle Officer Amar Singh: Not even a single incident has been reported, whether it is Muslim brothers or Hindu brothers, all have accepted the verdict. We have not faced any challenges. We have been patrolling all the areas, the situation is normal.

    20:57 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    India slams Pakistan for commenting on Ayodhya verdict

    MEA: We reject the unwarranted and gratuitous comments made by Pakistan on the judgement of Supreme Court on a civil matter that is completely internal to India. It pertains to rule of law and equal respect for all faiths, concepts that aren't part of their ethos. So, while Pakistan's lack of comprehension isn't surprising, their pathological compulsion to comment on our internal affairs with the obvious intent of spreading hatred is condemnable.

    20:40 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Ayodhya verdict: Hanuman Garhi temple sadhus welcome SC judgement

    Ayodhya verdict: Sadhus at the Hanuman Garhi temple welcomed the Supreme Court judgement. Priest Mahant Raju Das said there would be a normal 'havan' and 'aarti' at the temple but there would be no special puja to mark the verdict."I welcome the SC judgement. This is very good judgment and I would like to congratulate the Supreme Court and the chief justice."

    19:40 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    I salute Ayodhya verdict: Poet Munnawar Rana in Lucknow

    Poet Munnawar Rana in Lucknow: I salute today's verdict. Babri Masjid had become a political issue. Today this matter has come to an end and I must say in a very simple and honest way. I am confident that the country will move forward.

    19:00 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Ayodhya verdict: LK Advani welcomes judgement, recalls his contribution during movement

    Advani: I join all my countrymen in wholeheartedly welcoming the historic judgement delivered by the five-member Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court today in the Ayodhya matter. It is a moment of fulfilment for me because God Almighty had given me an opportunity to make my own humble contribution to the mass movement, the biggest since India’s Freedom Movement, aimed at the outcome which Supreme Court's verdict today has made possible.

    18:39 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    PM after Ayodhya verdict: Now responsibility of nation building has increased on every citizen

    Modi on Ayodhya verdict: The Supreme Court has given the decision to build Ram temple, now the responsibility of nation-building has increased on every citizen of the country. As a citizen, we all have to respect the judicial process of the country, respect the rules and regulations, this responsibility has also increased more than ever.

    18:25 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Ayodhya verdict: Today is a golden chapter in the history of judiciary, says PM Modi

    PM Modi on Ayodhya verdict: Today is also a golden chapter in the history of the judiciary of India. During the hearing on this subject, the Supreme Court heard everyone and heard very patiently and it is a matter of happiness for the whole country that a unanimous verdict was given.

    18:20 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Ayodhya verdict: No place for fear, bitterness and negativity in New India, says PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Ayodhya verdict: Supreme Court listened to all the sides during the hearings of this case with utmost patience and it is a matter of happiness for the entire country that the decision came with the consent of all. There is no place for fear, bitterness and negativity in 'New India'.

    18:11 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Ayodhya verdict: PM Modi addresses the nation

    PM Modi on Ayodhya verdict: The whole country wanted that the Ayodhya case be heard daily, which happened and today a verdict has been delivered. This case which was going on for decades has concluded finally. After the verdict, the way every section of society, of every religion, has welcomed it is a proof of India's ancient culture and tradition of social harmony.  

    17:00 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Ayodhya verdict: UP Sunni Waqf Board will not challenge judgement

    Sunni Central Waqf Board Zafar Farooqui: "We welcome and humbly accept the verdict of the Supreme Court. I want to make it clear that UP Sunni Waqf Board will not go for any review of the SC order or file any curative petition."

    16:56 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Accept the verdict, don't agree with review petition: Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari

    Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Ayodhya judgment: We have always maintained that we will accept the verdict of the Supreme Court. I hope the country will move towards development. As far as filing a review petition is concerned, I don't agree with it.

    16:26 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Ayodhya verdict: Will meet LK Advani and thank him, says Uddhav Thackeray

    Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray: I will also visit LK Advani ji to thank him and congratulate him. He had taken out 'Rath-Yatra' for this. I will surely meet him and seek his blessings.

    16:22 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Ayodhya verdict: Ram Temple must be constructed at the earliest, says Raj Thackeray

    MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Ayodhya verdict: I am happy today. All 'karsevaks' who gave sacrifices during the entire struggle...their sacrifice has not gone waste. Ram Temple must be constructed at the earliest. Along with Ram Temple, there should also be ‘Ram Rajya’ in the nation, that is my wish.

    16:19 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Uddhav Thackeray to go to Ayodhya on November 24

    Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Ayodhya verdict: Today's day will be written in golden letters in the history of India. Everyone has accepted the verdict. I will be going to Ayodhya on 24 November.

    16:09 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Ayodhya verdict: Ram Lalla's lawyer says unity and integrity of nation is preserved

    Ram Lalla deity lawyer CS Vaidyanathan: It is a great day for India. SC has pronounced verdict which has balanced interest of all parties and also tried to ensure that unity and integrity of nation is preserved and brotherhood is maintained. It is victory of rule of law.

    15:56 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Ayodhya verdict: UP Police maintaining vigil on rumour mongers

    Uttar Pradesh Police has adopted a four-pronged strategy to maintain peace in the communally-sensitive state in view of the Supreme Court judgment on the Ayodhya land dispute, a top police officer said on Saturday.

    Police is checking hate and rumour mongers on social networking sites and has launched an extensive public outreach to build confidence of every section of society, he said.

    15:44 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Ayodhya verdict among the greatest decisions by judiciary in the world: VHP

    The Vishva Hindu Parishad on Saturday described the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute as a "decisive step" towards the construction of a "grand" Ram temple and urged the central government to take speedy steps on the directions issued by the top court. Read full story here.

    15:38 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Ramdev on Ayodhya judgment: Hindus should contribute in building mosque, Muslims towards Ram Temple construction

    Addressing a press conference, Ramdev said the Ayodhya verdict has given an opportunity to both the communities send a message of peace, harmony and unity to the world. Read full story here

    15:03 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Ayodhya verdict: Govt issues advisory to channels, cable TV operators

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has issued an advisory to all channels and cable TV operators asking them to strictly adhere to the Programme Code during discussion, debates and reporting.

    14:59 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Ayodhya verdict: Delhi Police uses drones to carry out surveillance

    Delhi Police on Saturday used drones to carry out surveillance in parts of the national capital in view of the Supreme Court verdict in the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute, news agency PTI reported.

    14:52 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Murli Manohar Joshi welcomes SC verdict

    Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi said the trust that will be responsible for the construction of a Ram temple would have to be considerate about keeping people united.

    "I welcome the verdict. But the trust that will look after the construction of the Ram temple will have to be considerate about keeping intact unity among people," he told reporters in New Delhi.

    14:46 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Ayodhya verdict: RSS, BJP workers perform 'aarti' at temple in Nagpur

    RSS and BJP workers on Saturday performed an 'aarti' at a temple adjacent to the RSS headquarter in Mahal area of Nagpur in Maharashtra, hours after the supreme court delivered its verdict on the sensitive Ayodhya land dispute. At least 50 activists of the Sangh and the BJP participated in the ritual, reported news agency PTI. They shouted slogans hailing 'Jai Shree Ram' and distributed sweets.

    14:33 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Yogi Adityanath urges people to maintain peace

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday welcomed the Supreme Court judgment on the Ayodhya land dispute and appealed to people to maintain unity and amity.

    "We welcome the Supreme Court verdict. Everyone should support for unity and amity in the country. In UP, the government is committed to maintain peace and security," Adityanath tweeted in Hindi.

    14:18 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Ayodhya verdict: Security enhanced across Telangana

    Security has been beefed up across all sensitive areas of Telangana to prevent any untoward incidents in view of the Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case on Saturday. The state police has appealed to the citizens not to believe rumours including those on social media and warned of stringent action against those indulging in spreading false information. The Director General of Police held a tele-conference with all unit officers on Saturday morning and discussed security measures, a senior police official told PTI adding they have been instructed to remain on alert.

    14:17 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Congress has shown true colours: Owaisi

    Owaisi slammed the Congress party over its rection on Ayodhya verdict. He said, "Congress has shown their true colours, but for Congress party's deceitness & hypocrisy, idols would not have been placed in 1949, had the locks not opened by Rajiv Gandhi the masjid would still be there, had Narasimha Rao discharged his duties the masjid would still be there."

    14:15 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Ayodhya case: Priyanka Gandhi urges everyone to respect SC verdict

    Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has urged everyone to respect the Supreme Court's verdict in Ayodhya case.

    14:14 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    This is nobody's victory or defeat: Ajmer Sharif dargah deewan

    Syed Zainul Abedin, Ajmer Sharif dargah deewan on Ayodhya verdict, said: "This is nobody's victory or defeat. We should accept the verdict of the Supreme Court. Whatever has happened, is in the interest of the nation and we should put an end to the dispute right her."

    14:13 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Supreme Court is indeed supreme but not infallible: Owaisi

    AIMIM Asaduddin Owaisi said that he is not satisfied with the Supreme Court's verdict. "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 donation. We should reject this 5 acre land offer, don't patronize us," he said.

    14:11 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Ayodhya case: Uma Bharti welcomes Supreme Court's verdict

    BJP leader Uma Bharti said that she welcomes the Supreme Court's verdict in the Ayodhya case.

    14:09 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Hindu brothers should help in construction of Masjid: Ramdev

    Yoga guru baba Ramdev on Saturday said that this is a historic verdict. "A grand Ram temple will be built. Decision to allot alternate land to Muslim side is welcome, I believe Hindu brothers should help in the construction of the Masjid as well," he said.

    14:08 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Former ASI official says Ram temple existed before Babri Masjid

    KK Muhammed, former regional director (North), Archaeological Survey of India, said: "On the basis of archaeological & historical evidences that were supplied by ASI, court came to conclusion that there was a huge magnificent temple earlier & we should build a new temple once more. I feel vindicated (he had said Ram temple existed before Babri mosque in Ayodhya), I was hounded by a group of people. It is exactly the kind of decision that we all wanted."

    14:07 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Ayodhya verdict: Home Minister Amit Shah speaks to all Chief Ministers

    News agency ANI reported that Home Minister Amit Shah speaks to all Chief Ministers of the country to review the security of states and asks them to take all required measures to maintain law and order.

    14:06 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Even 100 acre land is not acceptable to Muslims: Kamaal Faruqi

    Kamaal Faruqi of All India Muslim Personal Law Board said that even 100 acre land is not acceptable to the Muslims.

    14:05 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Will file a review petition: Zafaryab Jilani

    Zafaryab Jilani of All India Muslim Personal Law Board said, "We will file a review petition if our committee agrees on it. It is our right and it is in Supreme Court's rules as well."

    13:38 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Welcome and respect SC verdict: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    BJP national vice president Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday appealed to people to respect the supreme court's final order on the disputed Ram-Janmabhoomi title suit in Ayodhya which paved the way for construction of a Ram temple. The former Madhya Pradesh chief minister said no party has lost the case. "All should respect and welcome the supreme court verdict. Let us all respect and welcome the SC decision. Nobody has lost. Our country has always given the message of peace to the world. I appeal to the country and all the people to maintain unity, love, harmony and brotherhood," Chouhan said.

    13:37 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks on Mathura, Kashi issues

    When RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat was asked whether the outfit will now take up Mathura and Kashi issues, he replied, "RSS not meant for launching agitations, believes in character-building."

    13:35 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Ayodhya verdict puts closure to old dispute: Ram Vilas Paswan

    BJP ally and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan asserted on Saturday that the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya issue has put a closure to the dispute that had lingered for more than a century. "The Supreme Court has given a very clear and unanimous verdict. Sentiments of all parties have been respected in this unanimous judgment. It has put a closure to the dispute that has lingered for centuries," the Lok Janshakti Party leader said.

    13:35 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Wanted Ayodhya issue to end: Mohan Bhagwat

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said that he wanted Ayodhya issue to end and this has happened

    13:33 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Ayodhya verdict has brought relief to both communities: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

    Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Saturday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict in thepolitically sensitive Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, saying it has brought "joy and relief" to members of Hindu and Muslim communities. Ravi Shankar was part of the mediation panel earlier appointed by the apex court for amicable resolution of the dispute. "I wholeheartedly welcome the historic judgment of theHon. Supreme Court. This has brought joy and relief to peopleof both communities from a long-standing dispute. #AYODHYAVERDICT," he tweeted.

    13:32 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Ayodhya verdict should not be seen as anybody's victory or loss: Mohan Bhagwat

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday said that he welcome the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya issue. "It should not be seen as anybody's victory or loss. We should forget disputes of past and work together to build Ram temple, says RSS chief Bhagwat," he said.

    Supreme Court to deliver verdict in Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid case on Saturday.Fourteen appeals were filed in the Supreme Court against the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment, delivered in four civil suits, that the 2.77-acre land in Ayodhya be partitioned equally among the three parties -- the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla. The court had on August 6 began day-to-day proceedings in the case afer the mediation proceedings initiated to find the amicable resolution had failed. A Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi reserved the judgement on October 16 after marathon hearing of 40 days. Other members of the bench are Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer.
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