New Delhi, November 9: Ahead of the Supreme Court verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi announced that the petition filed by Shia Waqf Board seeking possession of disputed land has been dismissed. "We have dismissed the Single Leave Petition (SLP) filed by Shia Waqf Board challenging the order of 1946 Faizabad Court," CJI Gogoi said. Catch Live Updates of Supreme Court Verdict in Ayodhya Case.
Ahead of the apex court pronouncing verdict in the Ayodhya title suit, Ashwini Upadhyay, lawyer for the Shia Waqf Board, on Saturday maintained that according to law, the land should be given to the Shias to erect a "grand construct in memory of imam-e-Hind - Lord Ram".
"The mosque was constructed by a Shia. Hence the law says, it should be given to Shias so that they can erect a grand construct in memory of imam-e-Hind - Lord Ram," he said. Imam-e-Hind is a title given to Lord Ram by poet Sir Muhammad Iqbal, widely known as Allama Iqbal.
Notably, the bench, in the next few minutes would pronounce the final verdict into the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case. The order will be pronounced by the five-judge Constitution bench headed by CJI Gogoi and comprising of Justices SA Bobde, Ashok Bhushan, DY Chandrachud and S Abdul Nazeer. Ahead of the verdict, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top political leaders have appealed for maintenance of calm and communal harmony.
(With IANS inputs)