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Lingering Ayodhya case resolved as Supreme Court hands over disputed land to Hindus

FIVE-JUDGE SC BENCH ALSO ANNOUNCES TO GRANT FIVE ACRES OF LAND TO MUSLIM FOR CONSTRUCTION OF MOSQUE AT AYODHYA AT ANOTHER LOCATION

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court in its landmark verdict on Saturday handed over the entire disputed 2.77 acres of land at Ayodhya to the Hindu parties, thus bringing the curtain down on the decades-old Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Mosque dispute and paving the way for the construction of Ram temple.

The five-judge bench headed by chief justice Ranjan Gogoi also asked the government to form a trust within three month to monitor construction of the much-awaited Ram temple at Ayodhya.

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At the same time, the court announced the Muslims would be given five acres of alternate land at a suitable, prominent place at Ayodhya for the construction of mosque.

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“The law must stand apart over politics, religion and beliefs,” the court said in a unanimous judgment.

The five-judge bench included Justice Gogoi, chief justice, chief justice-designate Justice SA Bobde, Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice SA Nazeer.

The court had reserved its judgment on October 16 after a marathon hearing in the case which last for 40 days. The hearing began on August 16.

All top politicians in the country hailed the judgment except for dissenting voices from some quarters.

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Here are some top tweets by leaders across the political spectrum:

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