The Supreme Court has finally upheld the 1994 judgement that says “Masjid is not a essential part of Islam”. This has been a path-breaking decision by the Supreme Court and now the clash of Ram Janm Bhoomi seems to end by the end of the year; even the construction might start by then.
Justice Ashok Bhushan while giving the verdict, said “Ayodhya land dispute case will not be referred to a larger bench” and this had indicated that the decision on Ayodhya Ram Mandir might be in favour of the Hindus.
Justice Bhushan pronounced the verdict and said,
- The Supreme Court had said that unless the place of offering of prayers has a particular significance, the place shall not affect the right to worship. The statements made in Ismail Farooqi were in relation to the acquisition of that particular mosque. The constitution bench held that if a place is of significance, then demolition of that place will result in violation of fundamental rights. No exception can be taken to the constitution bench judgment. Observations need to be understood as observations in context of land acquisition and nothing more.
Now the next hearing on the Ram Mandir dispute will commence from October 29. Justice Bhushan said that the appeals have been pending for a long time and require speedy disposal.
However, in the three bench panel, Justice Nazeer was not with the other judges’ decision as he said “Whether mosque is integral to Islam to be decided considering belief of religion, requires detailed consideration”.
The conspiracy to delay the construction of Ram Mandir fails!
The plan of the people who didn’t want the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya was to delay the verdict on the disputed land by getting in several unrelated issues. But the court has made it clear that they will focus on only the Ram Mandir case.
Yes, if the case had gone to the constitution bench, then the verdict on Ram Mandir would have delayed for years. But now it won’t happen as the panel denied to hand over the case to the constitutional bench.
Expressing his happiness, Dr Subramanian Swamy said “fundamental Rights have prevailed. Would like the construction to start before Diwali”. Dr Swamy added that the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya must start before Deepawali.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) said that they are happy with the verdict and they welcome the fast track trial of the case.
In the year 2010, the three-judge bench of the Allahabad High Court (in a 2:1 majority ruling) had ordered that the land should be divided equally between the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.