In a landmark judgment, a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court laid the foundation for the construction of a temple on the disputed Ramjanmabhoomi site, where the 16th-century Babri Masjid complex stood before it was demolished by kar sevaks on December 6, 1992. The Muslims should be given five acres of land in a “suitable and prominent place”, the SC said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, other Cabinet Ministers, and various political parties, have called for restraint in the wake of the verdict. | Photo: PTI

On November 9, 2019, a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court, permitted the construction of a temple at the site where the Babri Masjid once stood in Ayodhya, thus ending the centuries-long dispute between the Hindus and Muslims. The Supreme Court also told the Central government to provide a“prominent and suitable” five-acre plot for Muslims to construct a mosque in Ayodhya.

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