In a historic verdict, a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court led by CJI Ranjan Gogoi on Saturday announced its decision to give the entirety of the 2.77-acre land to the Hindu parties.
The court ruled that an alternate land will be given to the Muslim parties, while a trust will monitor the construction of a temple on the disputed land, it ordained was owned by the Hindus.
Just minutes after the judgement was pronounced, there was an outpour of reactions from litigants, advocates in and leaders from across the political spectrum.
“This verdict shouldn’t be seen as a win or loss for anybody,” PM Modi tweeted hours after the verdict in the case. “Be it Ram Bhakti or Rahim Bhakti, it is imperative that we strengthen the spirit of Rashtra Bhakti,” he said. Calling the Supreme Court verdict notable Modi said, ” It highlights that any dispute can be amicably solved in the spirit of due process of law. It reaffirms the independence, transparency and farsightedness of our judiciary. It clearly illustrates everybody is equal before the law.”