New Delhi: The historic decision of the supreme court of India declared on Saturday has cleared the way for the creation of a grand Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. The decision was welcomed across the country, the commoners and the eminent personalities alike have congratulated the supreme court for the judgement. The people of India displayed a sense of responsibility by not hurting the sentiments of any community while expressing jubilance over the decision, which was appreciated as well. Therefore, no untoward incidents were reported from any part of the country.
The disputed 2.7 acres of land in Ayodhya would be handed over to the government as per the directives of the supreme court. The government would form a trust in three months for building the Ram Temple at the site. The trust would be responsible for the completion of the Ram Temple at the site. The supreme court has also ordered that the All India Muslim Waqf Board, claimants of the disputed land, to be allotted an area of 5 acres, at a suitable place for building a mosque. At the same time, the supreme court has directed that the Nirmohi Akhara, a party to the petition, to be given representation in the Mandir’s Trust. The decision is, therefore, being termed a balanced judgement which has been welcomed all over.
The five-judge bench comprising of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Sharad Bobde, Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice Abdul Nazeer, passed the unanimous verdict. The hearing on the petition went on for 40 days before the bench. Earlier, the supreme court had even appointed mediators to resolve the dispute through discussions and negotiations. After a failure to accomplish a resolution, the hearing commenced, but after that, the supreme court had withheld the decision. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi began pronouncing the verdict at around 11.15 a.m. on Saturday.
Although the verdict runs over 1045 pages, the chief justice announced the decision in nearly 45 minutes by reading out the part on its implementation. The supreme court accepted that the Babri Masjid was not built on a clear land, as ruins of an existing structure were found underneath the disputed territory. The supreme court represented the archaeological department’s report to corroborate the information.
Given the background of the verdict, the security arrangements in the country were fortified. The home ministry was continuously assessing the security status around the country. Also, the police had issued a stern warning that no messages and actions hurting anyone’s sentiments and spreading rumours, would be tolerated. The police officials had also warned that the posts on social media were strictly monitored. The verdict was welcomed with congratulatory messages and the expression of good wishes. It has thus brought to light the prevailing maturity and compassion among the people of India and was appreciated across the nation.
Meanwhile, the enthusiasm of erecting the Ram Temple is already visible in Ayodhya. A vast number of devotees visited the ‘Ram Lalla’ on Saturday and Sunday. There were serpentine queues of devotees at the Hanumangadhi and Naya Ghat from early morning Sunday. The locals said that Bhajans and kirtans were continuously being chanted at the sites. The devotees have expressed exuberance over the long-standing Ram Janmabhoomi dispute ending which has paved the way for the construction of the Ram mandir. The devotees said their joy was doubled as they received the verdict when all of them had gathered at the site for the auspicious occasion of Kartik Pournima. The people of Ayodhya have claimed that the city would soon attain its golden era once again.