Ayodhya verdict HIGHLIGHTS | Temple at disputed site, alternate land for mosque: Supreme Court

The top court directed the Centre to form an Ayodhya trust for building of the temple and announced a five-acre alternate land for the Muslims. 

Published: 09th November 2019 07:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th November 2019 07:17 PM   |  A+A-


Hindu men look at pillars lying at a workshop for the construction of a Rama temple in Ayodhya. (Photo| AP)

By Online Desk

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India pronounced its verdict on the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case in a 1045-page judgment on Saturday putting the decades-old dispute to rest.

The top court directed the Centre to form an Ayodhya trust for building of the temple and announced a five-acre alternate land for the Muslims. 

READ HERE | From Ground Zero: Ayodhya stands up for communal amity after Supreme Court verdict

In the unanimous judgement, the five-member Constitution bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, CJI designate S A Bobde, Justices D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S A Nazeer said, “The Allahabad High Court was wrong in dividing the disputed site into three parts.”

Zafaryab Jilani, the senior advocate of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, in his reaction to the verdict 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." 

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appealed to people to maintain peace.

The verdict comes after the five-judge bench of the apex court headed by CJI Gogoi heard petitions challenging the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgement, which trifurcated the 2.77 acres of disputed land into three parts between Ram Lalla, Nirmohi Akhara and the Sunni Waqf Board.


06:02 Nov 9

WATCH | PM Narendra Modi addresses the nation

06:31 Nov 9

The Supreme Court verdict has brought a new dawn. Now, the next generation will build new India, the Prime Minister added.

06:29 Nov 9

Today is the day to forget any bitterness one may have; no place for fear, bitterness and negativity in new India, PM Modi siad.

06:01 Nov 9

Verdict shouldn't be seen as a victory for any litigant

In a statement, the CPM said while the judgment had provided a judicial resolution to this fractious issue, there are certain premises of the judgment which are "questionable". The CPI maintained that the apex court had delivered a "reconciliatory" judgment. (READ MORE)

05:49 Nov 9

Uddhav Thackeray to visit Ayodhya on Nov 24

05:47 Nov 9

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 6 PM

05:44 Nov 9

Two people booked in Kerala for posting inflammatory Facebook messages

Detecting the comments on the Facebook page of another person who is followed by over 35,000 people, the cyber wing forwarded the details to S Vijayasankar, the Station House Officer of Ernakulam Central police station, for taking legal action against the duo.

05:36 Nov 9

An organisation of 21 indigenous Muslim communities of Assam will offer Rs.5 lakh for the construction of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya.

05:34 Nov 9

Some people have no trust in judiciary: Naqvi on Owaisi's remarks 

Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi slammed the AIMIM chief saying that some people are suffering "from the disease of Talibani mindset". Owaisi on Saturday said the Supreme court verdict on the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case was a "victory of belief over facts." (READ HERE)

05:22 Nov 9

No untoward incident reported from anywhere in UP: DGP

"There is no report of any untoward incident from anywhere in the state. We are keeping a close watch (on the law and order situation). Our team is on the job," UP Director General of Police OP Singh said. 

05:09 Nov 9

Don't agree with filing review petition: Syed Ahmed Bukhari

04:42 Nov 9

Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board not to file review petition

"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," says Zafar Farooqui, Chairman of Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board.

04:19 Nov 9

Udhhav Thackeray to visit Ayodhya on November 24

"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," said Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.

04:02 Nov 9

CJI Ranjan Gogoi to take out the Ayodhya bench for dinner tonight

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has planned a dinner with the four judges on the Ayodhya bench - Chief Justice-designate SA Bobde, Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice SA Nazeer - at Taj Mansingh in the capital on Saturday.

03:48 Nov 9

Communities come together to celebrate Ayodhya verdict


Members of Mumbai Dabbawala Association greet Bohra Community members in South Mumbai. (Photo| EPS)

03:37 Nov 9

WATCH| We respect the SC verdict and appeal to all to abide by it, says Ashok Gehlot

03:23 Nov 9

Ayodhya, Ram Mandir dominates Twitter trends worldwide

Soon after Supreme Court pronounced its verdict in the Ayodhya title dispute; several hashtags like 'HinduMuslimBhaiBhai' and 'AyodhyaVerdict' were seen among the top trends on Twitter in India and worldwide on Saturday. (READ HERE)

02:52 Nov 9

We must respect SC's judgement and maintain harmony, says Rahul Gandhi

02:48 Nov 9

Internet services suspended in Aligarh

Internet services have been suspended here for 24 hours beginning 12 AM on Saturday in view of the Supreme Court's verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case.

02:47 Nov 9

Ram Temple must be constructed at the earliest: Raj Thackeray


(Photo| ANI Twitter)

02:32 Nov 9

Odisha govt directs DCs & SPs to remain on high alert

Odisha Chief Secretary A K Tripathy on Saturday instructed the District Collectors and Superintendents of Police to ensure maintenance of peace and harmony across the state.

02:31 Nov 9

Uma Bharti hails LK Advani for his role in 'Ram Janmabhoomi movement'


(Photo| Express)

02:29 Nov 9

Will keep on telling my future generations about what happened on December 6: Asaduddin Owaisi

I agree with the AIPMLB's statement that we are not satisfied with the verdict. The AIPMLB will take a call on whether to review the decision or not. The Supreme Court maybe Supreme but it is not infallible. It was reiterated by Justice JS Verma, whom the RSS respect a lot. I will keep on telling my future generations about what happened on December 6. Do I not have the right to say that I am not satisfied with the verdict? I am doing contempt? What will now happen to the criminal cases against LK Advani, who the govt now has given Padmashree: Asaduddian Owaisi 

02:15 Nov 9

We wanted justice not 5 acres of land: Owaisi

Indian Muslims have faced injustice, but we are not that downtrodden that we cannot manage 5 acres of land for building a mosque. The judgement was awaited because we were fighting for justice. If I wanted a 5 acre of land, I could have begged for the same in the streets of Hyderabad," said AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi.

01:49 Nov 9

Be it Ramabhakti or Rahimabhakti, this is the time for all of us to strengthen the spirit of Bhakti: PM Narendra Modi

"This decision of the Supreme Court is important for several reasons: It shows how important is to follow the legal process in resolving a dispute. Each side was given enough time and opportunity to present its arguments. The temple of justice resolved the decades-old case amicably....This decision should not be seen as a victory or defeat of anyone. Be it Ramabhakti or Rahimabhakti, this is the time for all of us to strengthen the spirit of Bhakti," PM Narendra Modi said.

01:46 Nov 9

It's time to strengthen the spirit of bhakti: PM Narendra Modi

SC verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute should not be seen as anybody’s win or loss, and appealed to countrymen for peace, unity and amity: PM Narendra Modi

01:31 Nov 9

Decision to allot alternate land to Muslim side is welcome: Baba Ramdev

Baba Ramdev: 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.

01:30 Nov 9

It is exactly the kind of decision that we all wanted: KK Muhammed

KK Muhammed, former regional director (North), Archaeological Survey of India (ASI): 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.
01:29 Nov 9

'Saddened by the insensitivity shown at joyous occasion like Kartarpur': Qureshi questions timing of Ayodhya verdict

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday objected to the timing of the Ayodhya verdict, which coincides with the inauguration of the Kartarpur corridor, saying he was "deeply saddened" at the "insensitivity" shown at such a joyous occasion. (READ MORE)

01:14 Nov 9

'Be committed to maintaining peace': Kerala CM after Ayodhya verdict

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan has warned against attempts to disrupt peace and harmony in the society in the wake of the Ayodhya verdict. (READ MORE)

01:09 Nov 9

No regret over SC saying Nirmohi Akhara not 'shebait' of deity Ram Lalla: Outfit

The Nirmohi Akhara has no regrets over the Supreme Court saying that it is not a 'shebait' of deity Ram Lalla, a member of the outfit said after the Ayodhya verdict on Saturday. (READ MORE)

01:07 Nov 9

Jagan appeals people to maintain restraint, security beefed up across Andhra

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy appealed people of the state to maintain restraint in the wake of the Supreme Court’s verdict on Ayodhya on Sunday. (READ MORE)

01:06 Nov 9

Sunni Waqf Board 'dissatisfied' with Ayodhya verdict, to file review petition

Expressing its dissatisfaction with the Supreme Court verdict that cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya, the Sunni Waqf Board said on Saturday that it will seek a review of the judgment. (READ MORE)

12:55 Nov 9

Ayodhya verdict on Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi land dispute case | Full text of Supreme Court judgment

12:35 Nov 9

All police stations across Bengal put on high alert

West Bengal government has put all the police stations on high alert in view of the Supreme Courts verdict in Ayodhya case on Saturday, a senior official said. (READ MORE)

12:33 Nov 9

Arvind Kejriwal welcomes SC verdict in Ayodhya case, appeals for peace

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict in the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, saying the judgement ended the decades-old dispute and appealed to people to maintain peace and harmony. (READ MORE)

12:33 Nov 9

We respect, accept Ayodhya verdict, says Ajmer Dargah

The spiritual head of Ajmer dargah on Saturday welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court on Ayodhya case and appealed to people to maintain peace and harmony. (READ MORE)

12:29 Nov 9

It is the responsibility of each one of us to reaffirm our tradition of mutual respect: CWC

12:29 Nov 9


Mahant Dharam Das of the Nirwani Akhara arrives at Supreme Court in New Delhi on Saturday. (Photo | Arun Kumar, EPS)

12:22 Nov 9

Prior police sanction mandatory for all types of rallies: Malappuram Collector

Malappuram Collector has issued an order which says prior police sanction mandatory for all types of rallies and processions in the district.

12:20 Nov 9

Maintain calm: District Collectors of Kasaragod and Malappuram

District Collectors of Kasaragod and Malappuram have asked the people to maintain calm. Prohibitory orders under the limits of five police stations in Kasaragod will be in effect till November 11 midnight.

12:19 Nov 9
12:18 Nov 9

Tight vigil across Kerala

Police are maintaining tight vigil across Kerala in the wake of the Ayodhya verdict. Airports, railway stations and other public places are under surveillance.
12:17 Nov 9

The verdict closed the doors for BJP and others to politicise the issue: Congress

Randeep Surjewala, Congress on Ayodhya Verdict: Supreme Court's verdict has come, we are in favour of the construction of Ram Temple. This judgement not only opened the doors for the temple's construction but also closed the doors for BJP and others to politicise the issue.

12:14 Nov 9

Supreme Court advocate Anas Tanvir said, "We have always stated that we will accept the judgment come what may.However personally I believe we should not accept the land and I'm sure review will be filed."

12:11 Nov 9

We will file a review petition if our committee agrees: Zafaryab Jilani

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: Zafaryab Jilani, All India Muslim Personal Law Board
12:11 Nov 9


Shopkeeper and neighbour greet each other in Hubballi market after Ayodhya verdict.

12:01 Nov 9

WATCH | Landmark judgement, says Rajnath Singh

11:59 Nov 9

Judgement is not satisfactory: Zafaryab Jilani

Zafaryab Jilani, All India Muslim Personal Law Board: Respect the verdict but the judgement is not satisfactory. There should be no demonstration of any kind anywhere on it.

11:58 Nov 9

Will seek review of verdict: Zafaryab Jilani

"We will seek review of the verdict," says Zafaryab Jilani, the senior advocate has represented the Muslim side in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title case.
11:53 Nov 9

Ayodhya land dispute case ruled in favour of Hindus, Muslims given alternate plot for mosque

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of India overturned the Allahabad High Court order for the partition of the disputed land and directed that the land must be given to Hindus for construction of temple through a government-monitored trust and Muslims must be given an alternate land. (READ MORE)

11:52 Nov 9

Appeal to public to maintain peace: Rajnath Singh

It is a landmark judgement. Appeal to public to maintain peace and calm: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Ayodhya Judgment

11:47 Nov 9

Kartik Chopra, spokesperson, Nirmohi Akhara: Nirmohi Akhara is grateful that SC has recognised our fight of last 150 years and has given the Nirmohi Akhara adequate representation in the trust to be set up by the Central Government to build & manage the Shri Ram Janmasthan Temple

11:47 Nov 9

I respect the judgement of SC: Iqbal Ansari

11:46 Nov 9

SC judgement will be beneficial for the social harmony: Nitish Kumar

Supreme Court's judgement should be welcomed by everyone, it will be beneficial for the social harmony. There should be no further dispute on this issue, that is my appeal to the people: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Ayodhy Verdict

11:45 Nov 9

Everyone must accept the SC judgement: Nitin Gadkari

Everyone must accept the Supreme Court judgement and maintain peace: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Ayodhya Judgment

11:44 Nov 9


Security tightened across the country (VIEW GALLERY)

11:41 Nov 9

WATCH: Temple-like structure was under the mosque, says SC

11:39 Nov 9

'Several contradictions in the verdict'

"We are not satisfied with the judgment. Several contradictions in the judgment. We will study it and decide the future course of action," says Zafaryab Jilani, the senior advocate has represented the “Muslim side” in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title case. 

11:35 Nov 9
Security beefed up at Ajmer Sharif Dargah
11:35 Nov 9

Security scaled in Mumbai, 40,000 police personnel deployed

At least 40,000 police personnel have been deployed in Mumbai in view of the Supreme Court's verdict on the sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid suit, which will be delivered on Saturday. (READ MORE)

11:34 Nov 9

DM Ayodhya congratulates on a 'peaceful resolution'

11:33 Nov 9

SC dismisses Shia Waqf Board's appeal, says land belongs to Centre

The Supreme Court on Saturday dismissed the appeal of the Shia Waqf Board in the politically sensitive Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case in Ayodhya and held that the land belongs to the government as per revenue records. (READ MORE)

11:29 Nov 9

"It is a historic judgment. With this judgment, the Supreme Court has given the message of unity in diversity," says Varun Kumar Sinha, Lawyer of Hindu Mahasabha. 

11:28 Nov 9

Amit Shah reviews security situation across India

Union Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed the security situation in the country as the Supreme Court began delivering its judgment on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit. (READ MORE)

11:25 Nov 9

Varun Kumar Sinha, Lawyer of Hindu Mahasabha: It is a historic judgement. With this judgement, the Supreme Court has given the message of unity in diversity.

11:24 Nov 9
11:23 Nov 9

Vishnu Shankar Jain, Hindu Mahasabha Lawyer: Supreme Court has said, 'to give 5 acres alternate land to Muslims at a prominent place in Ayodhya.'

11:19 Nov 9

SC orders that Central Government within 3-4 months formulate scheme for setting up of trust and hand over the disputed site to it for construction of temple at the site and a suitable alternative plot of land measuring 5 acres at Ayodhya will be given to Sunni Wakf Board.

11:19 Nov 9

The right of Ram Lalla to the disputed property is subject to the maintenance of peace and law and order and tranquility. Government to take measures for maintaining peace and harmony and law and order.  

11:16 Nov 9

SC rules possession of inner and outer courtyard to be handed over to the trust which will have a representative from Nirmohi Akhara.  

11:12 Nov 9

Internet services temporarily suspended in Rajasthan's Ajmer till 6 am tomorrow.

11:12 Nov 9

SC directs government to allot 5 acres of land to Sunni Waqf Board to build a mosque.  

11:11 Nov 9

Centre given three months to set up a trust under Ayodhya Act. Possession of the land to be given to the trust, rules SC.  

11:07 Nov 9

SC directs allotment of alternate land to Muslims.

11:06 Nov 9

Allahabad high court was wrong in dividing the site into three parts: SC  

11:06 Nov 9

Placing of idols inside mosque in 1949 amounts to desecration and demolition is against the court order, holds SC 

11:05 Nov 9

Rajasthan: Section-144 of CrPC imposed in Sri Ganganagar, till 19th November 2019

11:05 Nov 9

Key points from the verdict so far


11:02 Nov 9

Evidence of belief that Ram's birthplace inside structure, says SC 

11:01 Nov 9

Muslims could not prove possessory title. No evidence of offering namaz till British period: SC 

11:01 Nov 9

Maharashtra: Section 144 of CrPC imposed in Mumbai city till 11 am tomorrow

11:00 Nov 9

Babri Masjid was never abandoned by the Muslims: SC  

10:59 Nov 9

RAF deployed at Charminar in Hyderabad

10:59 Nov 9

Both Hindus and Muslims offered prayers inside the inner courtyard while the same was done by Hindus in the outer courtyard: CJI  

10:56 Nov 9

SC holds the suit by Sunni Waqf Board to be within limitation but they can't assert right to adverse possession: CJI 

10:55 Nov 9

Mere evidence of structure not enough to lay claims: CJI 

10:54 Nov 9

There is clear evidence the Hindus believed Ram was born in the disputed site: CJI  

10:52 Nov 9

Title cannot be established on the basis of faith and belief: CJI 

10:49 Nov 9

ASI report does not say, temple razed to build masjid: CJI 

10:48 Nov 9

A temple-like structure was under Babri Masjid. The underlying structure is not islamic origin. Title of the land must be decided as per the law, rules SC. 

10:47 Nov 9

ASI report can't be neglected and is credential beyond doubt: SC 

10:44 Nov 9

Ramlalla Virajman is a juristic entity not Janamsthana (Ramjanmbhoomi), rules Supreme Court. 

10:43 Nov 9

The claim of Nirmohi Akhara is only of management. Nirmohi Akhara is not a Shabait, rules Supreme Court.

10:41 Nov 9

Nirmohi Akhara suit is barred by limitation, rules SC.
Ramlalla Virajman suit is within limitation period. 

10:39 Nov 9

Court must accept faith and belief of worshippers: CJI

Inapparopriate for court to enter into area of theology. This court must accept faith and belief of worshippers: CJI

10:36 Nov 9

CJI Gogoi is reading out the judgment, says it will take about half an hour to read out the judgment.

10:35 Nov 9

Babri mosque was built by Mir Baqi: CJI

10:34 Nov 9

It's an unanimous judgment. Shia Wakf board SLP rejected against Sunni board on claim to Babri Masjid.

10:31 Nov 9

The bench has assembled. Copy of judgements arrived. Judges are signing respective copies of the judgement now.

10:31 Nov 9

All eyes on the verdict now

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath is personally monitering the security arrangements from the control room in the state.

10:30 Nov 9

Verdict to be out shortly

Copy of judgments and judges arrive in courtroom 1

10:29 Nov 9

One minute to the reading out of the verdict

 Media, lawyers and all stakeholders are currently presently in the courtroom.

10:28 Nov 9


10:25 Nov 9

Ayodhya verdict to be pronounced in courtroom 1 in five minutes


(Photo| EPS)

10:16 Nov 9

CJI Ranjan Gogoi arrives at SC

The Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has arrived at the Supreme Court
10:12 Nov 9

UP Helpline Number

UP launches WhatsApp helpline number for receiving complaints regarding provocative messages: 8874327341

10:10 Nov 9

Rapid action force and Tamilnadu police quick reaction force posted at athupulam and karumbukadai junction in Coimbatore City. (Photo | U Rakesh Kumar, EPS) 

Rapid action force and Tamilnadu police quick reaction force posted at athupulam and karumbukadai junction in Coimbatore City. (Photo | U Rakesh Kumar, EPS)

10:03 Nov 9

It is imperative that we do not get carried away due to our religious affiliations: Chandrababu Naidu

10:02 Nov 9

Home Minister Amit Shah calls a high level meeting

Home Minister Amit Shah calls a high level security meeting at his residence. National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, Intelligence Bureau (IB) Chief, Arvind Kumar, and other senior officials to attend the meeting.

09:58 Nov 9


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Ayodhya District Magistrate, Anuj Kumar Jha: Keeping the disputed site safe is our priority, we have made adequate arrangements for it, forces have been deployed in the city. Everything is normal in the city, we will keep an eye on negative elements.

09:36 Nov 9
09:36 Nov 9

The courtroom is already crowded with lawyers connected with the case. The court security officials have also limited the entry to the courtroom.

09:33 Nov 9

Security has been tightened in sensitive districts such as Meerut, Moradabad, Agra, Aligarh, Prayagraj, Lucknow and Gorakhpur.

09:33 Nov 9

On Friday, the district administration had issued an advisory asking citizens to stay indoors and keep businesses establishments closed, clamping a lockdown on the city in anticipation of the verdict. Vehicular movement is also restricted in the Ayodhya.

09:32 Nov 9

Internet services to be suspended for 24 hours in Jaipur Commissionerate, from 10 am today: Rajasthan

09:31 Nov 9
09:16 Nov 9
09:15 Nov 9

Congress leaders to meet Saturday morning, ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Congress top brass would be meeting on Saturday morning to discuss its strategy in the wake of the Ayodhya verdict by the Supreme Court. (READ MORE)

09:08 Nov 9
09:08 Nov 9

ADG (Prosecution) UP Police, Ashutosh Pandey in #Ayodhya: Devotees are visiting the temple of Shri Ram Lalla. There are no restrictions on visiting the temple. All markets are open, the situation is completely normal.

09:01 Nov 9

There is no question of anything going wrong: ID Shukla, Joint CP

09:00 Nov 9

Ahead of Ayodhya verdict, people in Uttar Pradesh's Banda installing CCTV cameras at own expense

Ahead of the Supreme Court's verdict in the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid case, people in Uttar Pradesh's Banda district are ensuring the installation of CCTV cameras at every corner. Moreover, they are doing it at their own expense. (READ MORE)

08:59 Nov 9

Valson Thampu's Opinion: SC verdict - A passage to Ayodhya

Justice S A Bobde, the Chief Justice of India-designate, holds, quite rightly, the Ayodhya title dispute to be one of the most significant cases in the world. That is because it is much more than a title dispute. Law, as law, deals with all title disputes alike. In that case, this too is only what it purports to be: a title dispute. One title dispute is just like another. None is more significant than the rest. But the Ayodhya dispute is unique and earth-shaking, and it is hypocritical to pretend that it is not. (READ MORE)

08:57 Nov 9

Muslim outfit in Tamil Nadu promises harmony post SC Ayodhya verdict

Representatives of the All-India Federation for National Harmony on Friday called on Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami and promised him that they would cooperate with the State government in maintaining communal harmony after the Supreme Court delivers its final verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, expected today. (READ MORE)

08:55 Nov 9

Leaders across party lines make plea for peace

Ahead of the Apex Court verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi case on Saturday morning, leaders cutting across party lines appealed to people to maintain peace and harmony. They urged their members to ensure peace and harmony, and dissuaded people from falling prey to messages which could be provocative. (READ MORE)

08:54 Nov 9

Himachal police warns against circulation of fake news

Strict penal action will be taken against those who indulge in the circulation of fake news, morphed pictures, doctored videos or any inflammatory material, said police. (READ MORE)

08:52 Nov 9

Temporary jails in all UP districts, tight security in Ayodhya ahead of SC verdict

Security has been beefed up in Ayodhya and adjoining areas ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit and the administration is keeping strict vigil in 31 districts of Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Saturday. (READ MORE)

08:51 Nov 9
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UP DGP: Paramilitary forces have been deployed in Ayodhya, aerial surveillance is being done. Intelligence machinery has been geared up, random checks are also taking place. An ADG rank officer has been deployed in Ayodhya to keep an eye on operations.

08:50 Nov 9

We are appealing to people of UP to not spread rumors on social media: DGP OP Singh

08:48 Nov 9

Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan on Ayodhya verdict: All of us should ensure that our reactions will be peaceful no matter what the verdict be. It should not create any room for hate mongering. State police has been directed to be on high alert.

08:47 Nov 9

Director General (Law&Order), Uttarakhand: Police of all 13 districts instructed to keep a close watch on undesirable elements&on sensitive places. Instructions issued to maintain strict vigil in Dehradun, Haridwar, Udhamsingh Nagar and Nainital. Extra security personnel being deployed

08:46 Nov 9

Police forces will be deployed everywhere: Aligarh District Magistrate

08:46 Nov 9
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Pranay Ashok, PRO Mumbai Police: More than 5000 cameras are already installed for city surveillance, we will monitor with the help of the feed coming in at our control room. We will also deploy our drone units as per the situation.

08:45 Nov 9
08:45 Nov 9

Sec 144 (prohibits assembly of more than 4 people in an area) hasn't been imposed yet. We're continuously monitoring social media, we'll ensure that rumours aren't spread. Internet services haven't been suspended, further decision will be taken as per situation: PRO Mumbai Police

08:44 Nov 9

IG (Moradabad Range), Ramit Sharma: Everything is normal. Instructed security forces & depts to stay alert in morning. We expect everything to be normal. We're monitoring social media so that action can be taken against anyone spreading rumours or hurting people's sentiments.

08:42 Nov 9
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Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation: If any untoward incident happens, the same may be immediately reported to Control Room at Central Office. While operating buses, all are instructed to take extra care and advisory from local police authorities.

08:41 Nov 9
08:40 Nov 9

I appeal to all to respect SC verdict and maintain peace: Mahant Satyendra Das

08:39 Nov 9

Mobile internet service suspended in Bharatpur till 6 am tomorrow ahead of verdict on Ayodhya land dispute case today: Rajasthan Government

08:38 Nov 9

All schools and colleges in the state to remain closed today: Rajasthan Government

08:37 Nov 9

We have full faith in our judiciary: Nitin Gadkari

08:36 Nov 9

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh reviews the State’s law and order situation, directs officers to remain on high alert.

08:35 Nov 9

Rajasthan: Section-144 of CrPC imposed in Jaisalmer, till 30th November 2019, ahead of the Ayodha Verdict.

08:35 Nov 9

Section 144 has been imposed in the state of UP

08:34 Nov 9

The Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute in pictures (VIEW GALLERY)

08:31 Nov 9

Karnataka put on high alert, section 144 imposed all across

Karnataka has been put on “high alert” along with some other states in the country by the Centre in the wake of the impending Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute. (READ MORE)

08:30 Nov 9

Kochi police on its toes to prevent possible violence

The Kochi city police have taken elaborate measures to prevent any violence in the wake of the Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya Ram Mandir case, which is to be announced on Saturday. (READ MORE)

08:29 Nov 9

Delhi Police boosts security, warns mischief mongers

Delhi Police has made elaborate security arrangements in the national capital in view of the expected Supreme Court judgment on the Ayodhya dispute on Saturday, especially around religious sites, an official statement issued on Friday said. (READ MORE)

08:28 Nov 9

High Court verdict on three-way division of land failed to settle dispute

Delivering the verdict, the Bench stated that the portion under the central dome of the demolished three-dome structure, where the idol of Ram Lalla had been kept in a makeshift temple, was the birthplace of Lord Rama “as per faith and belief of the Hindus”. (READ MORE)

08:27 Nov 9

Security beefed up in Ayodhya

  • 60 companies of security personals including PAC, CRPF and RAF jawans have been mobilised for Ayodhya

  • 25 companies were already deployed in Ayodhya

  • Apart from this around 1200 constables, 250 Sub inspectors, 11 Additional SP, 20 Dy SP and 2 SP  level officials are already deployed in security

08:26 Nov 9

UP police chief says prepared for the big day

A multi-layered security was put in place in the temple town of Ayodhya, turning it into a fortress with the deployment of 60 companies of PAC and paramilitary forces. Vehicle checking was intensified near the Ramjanmabhoomi site, ‘karyashala’ of Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas and other parts of the town. (READ MORE)

08:22 Nov 9

The 40 days of hearing by CJI Gogoi-led bench witnessed a lot of drama and finally ended on October 16. Here’s a look at the three main parties to the dispute and their main arguments before the apex court. (READ MORE)

08:19 Nov 9

OP Singh, UP DGP said:

  • 40 companies of security forces have been provided by the centre

  • Special vigil is being maintained on more than 670 persons on social media

  • If need arises internet can be stopped

  • Temporary prisons created in every district of UP

  • Special focus on 31 sensitive districts

  • Section 144 already imposed in every district of UP

08:14 Nov 9

States appeal for calm, boost security measures

States have started preparing for the Supreme Court verdict on Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute verdict by boosting security and appealing for calm. (READ MORE)

08:13 Nov 9

Ayodhya verdict should not be seen as matter of victory or loss: PM Modi

A day before the Supreme Court is to deliver its landmark verdict on the Ayodhya title dispute, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the judgment "will not be a victory or defeat" for anyone. (READ MORE)

08:11 Nov 9

Elaborate security arrangements have been made across the country ahead of the Supreme Court judgement in the communally sensitive Ayodhya land dispute case on Saturday, while the temple town remained on edge and political and religious leaders urged people to maintain peace and respect the verdict. (READ MORE)

08:10 Nov 9
08:01 Nov 9

Not another Babri mosque but peace is what we want, say India's Muslim youth

Although the scars of the violence the demolition of Babri mosque unleashed are still healing for some, the Muslim youth we reached out to only wished for peace and justice. (READ MORE)

07:58 Nov 9

All you need to know about Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case

The 69-year-old Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case will finally come to an end on Saturday with the verdict set to be delivered at 10.30 AM. Outgoing Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and four other judges - next CJI designate S A Bobde, Justices D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S A Nazeer - are in the constitution bench which was hearing the case. (READ MORE)


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