September 30th, 2010
Lucknow: The 3-judge Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court has reached a verdict on the decades-old title suits over the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya.
According to media reports, the waqf board suit was reportedly dismissed.
The verdict also stats that the site is the birthplace of lord Ram.
The disputed land is to be divided into 3 parts. 1/3rd of the land to go to the Muslims, 2/3rd to go to the Hindus. The 3rd part is to go to Nirmohi akhara.
The verdict was delivered by the 3-Judge bench consisting of Justices S U Khan, Justices Sudhir Agarwal and Justice D V Sharma at 4:30 PM today.
The first suit in the case was filed 60 years ago by a Hindu seeking right to worship.
After twists and turns the UP Central Sunni Board of Waqfs moved to file a claim in 1961 followed by another civil suit in 1989 in the name of Lord Ram for declaration and possession of the Masjid complex.
All the cases were transferred from a Faizabad court in 1989 to a special bench of the High Court.
As the issue was hanging fire, the BJP and Sangh Parivar outfits mounted a campaign for building Ram temple in Ayodhya at the dispute site claiming it was his birth place.
The campaign reached a crescendo in 1992 when the 500-year-old Babri Masjid was razed to the ground.