The three member Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High court delivered its judgment this afternoon. While delivering the judgment Justice S.U. Khan, one of the three judges and the only Muslim judge of the bench said, “All three sets of parties, i.e. Muslims, Hindus and (Hindu religious organisation) Nirmhoi Akhara are declared joint holders of the property in dispute”.
Sunni Waqf Board is apparently unhappy with the ruling and has decided to move to the Supreme Court. Hindus who were apparently happy with the ruling are also contemplating going to the apex court.
“I am very happy the court has accepted the historic fact and this is a matter of great happiness for Hindus,” Nritya Gopaldas Maharaj, president of Ram Janam Bhoomi trust, told reporters in Ayodhya.
The majority judges said that the disputed structure was constructed by Babar but it was built, what it said, against the tenets of Islam. “Thus, it cannot have the character of a mosque.”
According to the ruling the land just under the dome should go to the Hindus for building the temple.
The Court ruled by majority that “the disputed site is (indeed) the birthplace of Lord Ram.”
It said that the place of Ram’s birth must also be construed as a juristic person and a deity.