The three-member mediation committee tasked with exploring an amicable settlement in the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case submitted its report on Thursday.
Islam came to India later. Babri mosque was built after demolishing the temple in Ayodhya, says the Congress leader.
The district administration had arranged foolproof security in and around the venue and also ensured personal security to the litigants and their lawyers as well, according to the sources.
Sri Sri Ravishankar had last year reportedly visited the twin city of Faizabad and Ayodhya, trying to settle the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute by holding talks with various stakeholders.
Trilokinath Pandey of the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha, one of the two Hindu litigants and ‘friend’ of ‘Ram Lala Virajman’, rejected the mediation efforts calling it an exercise in futility.
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Owaisi claimed Ravi Shankar was not a neutral person and that he had made controversial comments on the Ayodhya issue in the past.
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703 acre land, including the disputed premises of Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid at Ayodhya, was acquired.
The Centre Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking its permission to return the excess or superfluous land around the disputed Ram Janambhoomi Babri Masjid site to its original owners.
If Ayodhya dispute is resolved, triple talaq ban is implemented, politics of appeasement in India will end forever, said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister.
The Left party said the prime minister, who had taken his oath of office under the Constitution, was bound to follow and implement the Supreme Court verdict.
His comments came a day after PM Modi suggested that any decision on an ordinance on the Ram temple could only be taken after the completion of the judicial process
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Modi government is planning to bring a law on the Ayodhya dispute but has been silent in view of the Model Code of Conduct for the ongoing state polls, said Kumar.
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This is expected to be the largest gathering in the town since 1992, when thousands of Kar Sevaks had razed the Babri Masjid.
He said the matter is in the apex court but for peace and brotherhood and for honouring the beliefs of a large number of people, all alternatives need to be explored.