The long-awaited verdict on the dispute over the title suit of the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhumi at Ayodhya will be pronounced on September 24 by a Special Bench of the Allahabad High Court.
The Bench of Justices Sudhir Agarwal, S.U. Khan and D.V. Sharma reserved judgment on July 26.
Gopal Singh Visharad, Nirmohi Akhara, the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Waqf Board and Ram Lalla Virajman are the main parties to the title dispute, which has dragged on for the past 60 years.
Though the first suit was filed in a Faizabad court on July 19, 1885 by Mahant Raghubar Das, who sought rights over “Ram Chabootra,” a raised platform in front of the 16th century Babri Masjid at Ayodhya, the title suit has figured in the law courts only since 1950.
After the demolition of the Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992, the Central government acquired 2.77 acres around the “disputed site.”
In all, 87 witnesses belonging to the main parties deposed before the High Court.
Strict security measures have been taken by the Uttar Pradesh Government to prevent any law and order problem that may arise after the verdict.
The State government has sought 450 companies of paramilitary forces from the Centre.