Sri Sri Ravi Shankar hailed the apex court verdict as a 'very good decision to resolve the long-standing dispute'.
The interaction helped to strengthen communication between top religious leaders to maintain a spirit of amity and brotherhood amongst all communities
What the long term repercussions of the Ayodhya judgment are will unfold in time. But there will be repercussions of course.
As far as SC’s contention that the demolition of Babri Masjid was illegal goes, which also suggests that the criminal cases against the accused persons would continue, Sakshi Maharaj disputes his role as a conspirator and law violator.
The demolition of the Babri Masjid was a criminal act. Yet, possession of the land, on which it was situated, has been awarded to a to-be-formed Hindu trust.
The Supreme Court verdict awarding the disputed land to deity Ram Lalla Viraajmaan, and an alternative site for a mosque to Muslims is being welcomed by large sections of people across communities in the twin towns of Ayodhya and Faizabad.
Eighty-one-year old Justice MS Liberhan (retd) speaks to Outlook on aspects of the Ayodhya dispute in general, and the demolition of Babri Masjid in specific.
Home Ministry is monitoring the security situation across India and especially in Uttar Pradesh, where Ayodhya is located.
A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by the Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi delivered the "unanimous verdict" on November 9.
The bench, led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, has justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer as other members.
As a precautionary measure, the government has closed all schools, colleges, educational institutions from Saturday to Monday in Uttar Pradesh.
The Supreme Court, in a unanimous verdict, held that the entire disputed land in Ayodhya must be handed over to the trust formed by the centre.
On January 29, 1885, Mahanth Raghubar Das' suit in the Faizabad (Ayodhya) court was possibly the first legal attempt by a Hindu to establish ownership in the disputed land.
At a meeting of the council of minister, Modi said the court verdict was expected and hence, it was the responsibility of everyone to maintain harmony in the country and avoid making unnecessary statements on the issue, according to PTI sources.
Muslim parties said Supreme Court's decision may impact the minds of millions who are citizens of this country.
Muslim parties clarified they don't accept the mediation panel's proposal on the purported settlement.
Advocate Shahid Rizvi, speaking on behalf of Waqf Board Chairman Zufar Ahmad Farooqui, insisted that the dispute of this nature does not need judgement and that a settlement is the best resolution.
Sources said that it is apparent that the panel has reached some kind of settlement among Hindu and Muslim parties.
Fishermen fishing from Kumari dam as it overflowing following heavy rain in Kanyakumari district.PTI Photo
Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is greeted by the officials on his arrival in Israel.PTI Photo
Commuters wade through amid heavy rain in Gurugram.PTI Photo
People play instruments during Kullu Dussehra, in Kullu.PTI Photo
BJP Yuva Morcha workers protest against the alleged attack on the ISKCON temple at Bangladesh, in front of Vivekananda House in Kolkata.PTI Photo
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