Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates: The Supreme Court has announced its verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case. The five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi ruled the decision in favour of temple building. Reading verdict over 1000 pages, CJI said the Ram Temple should be constructed at Ayodhya’s disputed land. The Court said controversial 2.77-land would be given to Ram Lalla Virajman and ordered Centre to build the temple.
On the other side, All India Muslim Personal Law Board lawyer, Zafaryab Jilani, said that they are not satisfied with the decision. After reviewing the verdict, the committee will decide that it want to appeal again or not.
Before this, all the political parties have appealed to people across the country to maintain communal harmony. Schools, colleges and the educational institutions in several states, including Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan to remain closed for a couple of days (November 9 to November 11. The apex court had reserved its judgment on October 16. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday held a meeting with the state administration and directed all the concerned officers to ensure peace is maintained.
Here are the Ayodhya Verdict live updates:
LK Advani says biggest moment post-independence
BJP senior leader LK Advani said it is a moment of fulfilment for him because God almighty had given him an opportunity to make his own humble contribution to the mass movement. He said it is the biggest moment for him post-independence.
LK Advani welcomes SC's decision wholeheartedly
Rath Yatra hero, LK Advani has welcomed the Supreme Court's decision wholeheartedly in the Ayodhya matter. He was the man who had started Rath Yatra in Uttar Pradesh in 1992 and had pushed saffron forces together.
Senior BJP leader LK Advani: I join all my countrymen in wholeheartedly welcoming the historic judgement delivered by the five-member Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court today in the #Ayodhya matter. (File pic) pic.twitter.com/SZ27udhyVQ— ANI (@ANI) November 9, 2019
UP CM Yogi Adityanath welcomes Supreme Court's decision
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath welcomed Supreme Court's order and called it a historic day. UP CM said the verdict has sent a strong message. People of the nation have also shown restraint.
PM Modi says November 9 has become a historic day
PM Modi in his speech said today is November 9, a historic day, when long-time pending Ayodhya verdict has been pronounced. This date would give us the message to stay united and move forward.
All are equal in front of law, say PM Modi
Appreciating the restraint shown by 130 crore citizens, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the Supreme Court showered strong will power while hearing the case and proved that all are equal before the law.
PM Modi says section of society welcomed the verdict
After the verdict, the way every section of society, of every religion, has welcomed it is a proof of India's ancient culture and tradition of social harmony.
PM Modi on Ayodhya
The whole country wanted the Ayodhya case to be heard daily, which happened and today a verdict has been delivered. This case which was going on for decades has concluded finally.
PM Modi addressing the nation LIVE
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Supreme Court's Ayodhya verdict. He said the matter was heard for marathon 40 days and Court's order has been accepted by everyone.
PM Modi to address nation shortly
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the nation shortly after Supreme Court's historic verdict on Ram Mandir.
ADGP UP law and order PV Ramasastry says no reports of unrest
Uttar Pradesh Additional DGP, Law and Order, PV Ramasastry after Supreme Court's verdict on Ayodhya said the situation has been peaceful in the whole state. There has been no reports of unrest anywhere of the 75 districts yet. Multi-layered security arrangements have been done and state would be on a high alert for next 3 more days. It will take around a month for things to come back on track.
Nobody's victory, nobody's defeat
Ajmer Sharif dargah dewan, Syed Zainul Abedin, on Ayodhya verdict said that everyone should welcome the Supreme Court's verdict. It is nobody's victory or defeat. The 5-judge bench has given order is in interest of the nation and a full stop should be put here to the dispute.
Syed Zainul Abedin, Ajmer Sharif dargah dewan on Ayodhya verdict: This is nobody's victory or defeat. We should accept the verdict of the Supreme Court. Whatever has happened, is in the interest of the nation and we should put an end to the dispute right here. pic.twitter.com/O2gp9tPjk6— ANI (@ANI) November 9, 2019
Owaisi not happy with Ayodhya verdict
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said like All India Muslim Personal Law Board, he is not satisfied with the Supreme Court's verdict on Ayodhya land dispute. He added that the Supreme Court is supreme but not infallible.
He asked if the mosque was not demolished on December 5, 1992, the Court would have given a different decision. People should not try to patronise Muslims. They are very much capable of buying 5 acres land in Uttar Pradesh and the Muslim Law Board should reject the offer.
Baba Ramdev welcomes decision
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev welcomed the Supreme Court's decision and requested people to maintain peace and harmony.
Mohan Bhagwat urges people to join hands to build Ram Temple
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat welcomed Supreme Court's order and the people should join hands in building the Ram Temple at earliest. He said Court's verdict should not be taken as victory or defeat for any side.
Sri Sri Ravishankar on Ayodhya verdict
Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar, who was one of the 3 Supreme court-appointed mediators for the Ayodhya Ramjanam Bhoomi and Babri Masjid land dispute, welcomed Supreme Court's decision. He called it a historic judgement that ended a long time case. Society should continue to maintain peace and harmony.
Sri Sri Ravishankar: This is a historic judgement, I welcome it. This case was going on for a long time and finally it has reached a conclusion. Peace and harmony should be maintained in society. #AyodhyaJudgment pic.twitter.com/Iifnmfnovg— ANI (@ANI) November 9, 2019
PM Modi tweets on Supreme Court's verdict
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Supreme Court's verdict should not be seen as victory or defeat for any side. PM also requested people of the nation to maintain peace.
यह फैसला न्यायिक प्रक्रियाओं में जन सामान्य के विश्वास को और मजबूत करेगा।— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 9, 2019
हमारे देश की हजारों साल पुरानी भाईचारे की भावना के अनुरूप हम 130 करोड़ भारतीयों को शांति और संयम का परिचय देना है।
भारत के शांतिपूर्ण सह-अस्तित्व की अंतर्निहित भावना का परिचय देना है।
Kamaal Faruqi says not happy with judgement
All India Muslim Personal Law Board lawyer Kamaal Faruqi said the government has already acquired Muslim's 67 acres of land, what's the point of giving 5-acre alternative land.
Kamaal Faruqi,All India Muslim Personal Law Board:Iske badle hume 100 acre zameen bhi de to koi fayda nahi hai.Hamari 67 acre zameen already acquire ki huyi hai to humko daan mein kya de rahe hain vo?Humari 67 acre zameen lene ke baad 5 acre de rahe hain. Ye kahan ka insaaf hai? pic.twitter.com/Pdgyhmhv7Z— ANI (@ANI) November 9, 2019
Congress welcomes Supreme Court verdict
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala on Ayodhya verdict said Supreme Court's he and his party is in favour Ram Temple construction. Supreme Court's judgement today closed doors for BJP and others who were doing politics in the name of religion.
Randeep Surjewala, Congress on #AyodhyaVerdict: 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. pic.twitter.com/N1qr6FD1We— ANI (@ANI) November 9, 2019
Zafaryab Jilani appeals to maintain peace
Zafaryab Jilani said requested people to not to take out any kind of demonstration anywhere. He said that All India Muslim Personal Law Board will first examine the whole decision and then the next step will be decided.
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. #AyodhyaJudgment pic.twitter.com/g956DuJ5sB— ANI (@ANI) November 9, 2019
Jafaryab Jilani says next step after examining court's verdict
Jafaryab Jilani, the lawyer of Babri action committee, addressed a presser after Supreme Court's verdict on the RamMandir-Babri Masjid land dispute case. He said after examining the court's verdict, the Muslim side will decide that they want to appeal in future again or not.
Rajnath Singh calls it a landmark verdict
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh after Supreme Court's judgement said it's a landmark verdict from the Supreme Court and people must respect the decision.
Nirmohi Akhara is grateful
Nirmohi Akhara spokesperson, Kartik Chopra, said that Nirmohi Akhara is grateful to the Supreme Court that it has recognised their fight of last 150 years. The CJI today ordered Centre to give adequate representation to Nirmohi Akhara in the Ram Janmasthan Temple trust.
Bihar CM says everyone should welcome Court's decision
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said everyone must welcome Supreme Court's judgement. He appeals for no further dispute on this issue.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on #AyodhyaVerdict: 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. pic.twitter.com/WbSypWgoyI— ANI (@ANI) November 9, 2019
Nitin Gadkari says everyone should accept SC's order
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that people should accept the Supreme Court's verdict on Ayodhya Rammandir-Babri masjid land dispute and maintain peace.
Sunni Waqf Board Lawyer not satisfied
Sunni Waqf Board Lawyer, Zafaryab Jilani told the media that he respects the Supreme Court's judgement but is not satisfied. His side will decide further course of action after reading the complete decision.
Iqbal Ansari accepts Supreme Court's decision
Iqbal Ansari, the petitioner in the Ayodhya Rammandir-Babri masjid land dispute, said that he accepts and respects Supreme Courts decision.
Hindu Mahasabha lawyer calls it a historic day
Lawyer of Hindu Mahasabha, Varun Kumar Sinha said that it's a historic day and historic judgement. Supreme Court's verdict is to give the message of unity in diversity.
Nirmohi Akhara will be a part in temple trust
The Apex Court said that Nirmohi Akhara will get representation in temple trust as the government finds it fit.
Sunni Waqf to get 5 acres land
CJI Ranjan Gogoi said Sunni Waqf will get 5 acres land within Ayodhya for build mosque. The land can be out of the land acquired by the Centre in 1993 or wherever the state government allots.
CJI says Ayodhya Land belongs to Ram Lalla
The CJI said Ayodhya Land belongs to Ram Lalla. The Central Government has been instructed to build the temple.
Muslims to get alternate land for mosque
Muslims will be getting an alternate land, said CJI Ranjan Gogoi. He added that the constitution is supreme, not the religion.
Supreme Court said demolition of Mosque was against law
CJI said the demolition of Mosque was against law, though Muslims did not have possession since 1948. Allahabad High Court's 2010 judgement was wrong.
CJI Ranjan Gogoi reading orders
Extensive nature of worship by Hindus in the outer courtyard after 1856-57, not in use by Muslims. Materials indicated that there was no abandonment of the internal courtyard by Muslims, despite aberrations and disturbances.
Accounts of the travellers must be read with introspection, says SC
The Supreme Court said that the accounts of the travellers must be read with introspection. The Court must be circumspect in making conclusions from what a traveller may have seen and observed.
ASI says Babri Masjid was not built on vacant land
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) reported that the Babri Masjid was not built on vacant land. The report talks of a non-Islamic structure under the mosque. But no clarity if the temple was demolished to build the mosque, CJI added.
CJI says cannot interfere in areas of theology and adjudicate on hadith
CJI Ranjan Gogoi said it is inappropriate to interfere in areas of theology and adjudicate on hadith. It's related to the belief of the worshipper. For the court, It's preposterous for the court to consider that true Muslim will not worship in a place which is not specific to theological specifications.
Nirmohi Akhara's suit outside imitation
The Apex court in its order said that the Nirmohi Akhara's suit outside imitation.
Supreme Court Shia Waqf board's petition
The Supreme Court has quashed the plea of Shia Waqf board. This mean Sunni Waqf Board is the legitimate claimant on the Babri Masjid dispute.
CJI Ranjan Gogoi starts reading order
CJI reads order
The Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has started reading the order. Reports said Shia Waqf's plea.
Uma Bharti says people should accept Supreme Court's decision
Minutes before the 5 judges will start reading the verdict in the Ram Mandir-Babari Masjid land dispute case, former Minister Uma Bharti has appealed from people to accept the Supreme Court's decision.
5. हमें हमेशा अपने अधिकारों एवं कर्तव्यों के प्रति सजग रहना होगा, इसलिए कोर्ट का जो भी निर्णय होगा, हमें भारत के नागरिक होने के नाते अपने अधिकार के साथ अपने ज़िम्मेवारी को भी याद रखना होगा।— Uma Bharti (@umasribharti) November 9, 2019
एक नागरिक होने के नाते हमारी यह ज़िम्मेवारी है कि हमारे देश में शांति एवं सद्भावना रहे।
Lalu Prasad Yadav tweets to maintain peace
RJD chief and former Chief Minister of Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav has appealed to the nation to maintain peace and harmony, and show that this is Gandhi's India.
मानवता और संविधान भी हमारा धर्म है। हमें एकता,भाईचारे और प्रेम के साथ अपना हर धर्म निभाना है।— Lalu Prasad Yadav (@laluprasadrjd) November 9, 2019
जो भी फ़ैसला हो उसका आदर करते हुए हर हिंदुस्तानी का फ़ैसला शांति,एकता व अहिंसा के मार्ग पर चलने का ही होगा।
आओ मिलकर दुनिया को दिखा दें “ये गांधी का देश है,यहाँ एकता का परिवेश है”।
Petitioners have arrived
The petitioners have arrived at the Supreme Court and after a few more minutes from now, the Apex Court will start reading the verdict in decades-old Ayodya Ram Mandir- Babri Masjid case.
Priyanka Gandhi requests to maintain peace, harmony
Ahead of the verdict in decades-old Ayodhya Ram mandir- Babari Masjid land dispute case, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra requested people to maintain peace and harmony and accept Supreme Court's order.
ये महात्मा गांधी का देश है। अमन और अहिंसा के संदेश पर क़ायम रहना हमारा कर्तव्य है।— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) November 9, 2019
5 judges reach Supreme Court
All 5 Supreme Court judges, including Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, have reached the court. The verdict in Ayodhya Ramjanam Bhoomi-Babari Masjid case is likely to be pronounced at 10:30am.
UP Police carrying out aerial surveillance through drones in sensitive areas
The aerial surveillance is being carried out through drones in sensitive areas in Uttar Pradesh. UP DGP Om Prakash Singh has said that around 10,000 meetings with religious leaders and citizens were held to maintain law and order.
Schools, colleges to remain closed in Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan
Educational institutions are closed in several states including Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan. The authorities have beefed up security and the internet has been suspended in Rajasthan for the next 24 hours.
Amit Shah cancels all official programs ahead of Ayodhya verdict
Home Minister Amit Shah has cancelled all his official programmes for the day ahead of the Ayodhya verdict. The Verdict is scheduled to be pronounced at 10:30 am.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to address nation at 1 pm
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will address the nation at Keshav Kunj parisar, Jhandewalan in Delhi at 1 pm after Supreme Court judgment on Ayodhya land dispute. Supreme Court verdict will be pronounced at 10:30 am today.
Sarsanghchalak Sh Mohan Bhagwat will address the nation through media today at 1 pm at Keshav Kunj parisar, Jhandewalan in Delhi after Supreme Court judgment on Shri Ramjanamsthan temple issue. pic.twitter.com/HC15heKk2X— RSS (@RSSorg) November 9, 2019
News Broadcasters Association releases advisory for TV channels, says extra care, caution to be exercised during telecast
News Broadcasters Association has released advisory for TV channels that no visuals need be aired of depicting celebrations or protests in view of the Ayodhya verdict. It also said extra care and caution should be exercised to ensure that the telecast of any news item related to Ayodhya verdict should not be sensational, inflammatory or provocative.