Security beefed up in Bangladesh
Published : Sunday, 10 November, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 155
The law enforcement agencies have taken special security measures in different areas across the country after pronouncement of the verdict in Ayodhya Babri Masjid land dispute case, according to high police officials.
The Supreme Court of India delivered the verdict on the disputed religious site in Ayodhya city at 10:30am on Saturday.
According to the judgement, the disputed land in Ayodhya will be given to a government-run trust for building a temple and the Muslims will be given a five-acre "suitable" plot to build a mosque at another place in the city.
A five-judge constitution bench delivered a unanimous verdict. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, who retires on November 17, decided the date of the verdict in consultation with four other judges.
The five-judge constitution bench headed by the Chief Justice heard the case for 40 days. The other members of the bench are Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer.
In 1992, pro-BJP rightwing activists tore down the Babri Mosque which they believed was built on the ruins of an ancient temple that marked the birthplace of Lord Ram. In the riots, more than 2,000 people were killed.
An Allahabad High Court verdict prescribing a three-way division of the disputed land in September 2010 failed to satisfy the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla, the parties involved in the dispute. All three moved the Supreme Court.
The riot and demolition of the ancient Babri Mosque was held in 1992 during the rule of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).