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Ayodhya case judges unanimously decided to not ascribe authorship to verdict: CJI Chandrachud

The Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud said on January 1 said that the Supreme Court had kept the long history of conflict in mind and decided to speak in one voice while it was delivering its final verdict in the decades-old Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.

As per the media report, the CJI said that the judges in the Ayodhya case unanimously decided that there will be no authorship ascribed to judgement.

The judgment in the Ayodhya case was issued in November 2019, by a five-judge bench headed by the then CJI Ranjan Gogoi.

Justice Chandrachud, the current Chief Justice, was part of the bench that ruled in favour of allotting the disputed land to the Hindu side.

CJI said that keeping the long history of conflict and diverse viewpoints in mind, SC decided to speak in one voice in the Ayodhya case.

The verdict, which ended a 134-year-old legal battle, paved the way for the construction of a Ram temple at the once disputed site in Ayodhya.

The bench however, ruled that the demolition of the Babri Masjid, which stood on the site till 1992, was “illegal”.

The bench ordered the government to allot a five-acre land to the Muslim side at another site in Ayodhya to build a mosque.

It is almost three years after the Supreme Court verdict, the Ram temple is set to be opened up for devotees in Ayodhya.

The temple’s foundation stone-laying ceremony was held in August 2020, and its consecration ceremony is scheduled on January 22.

During his recent visit, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said the temple’s inauguration will be a “historic” moment.

In his speech the PM added that people are very fortunate that this moment has come into theie lives. He said that everyone will have to make a new resolve for the country fill ourselves with new energy. For this, he urged all the 140 crore countrymen to light Shri Ram Jyoti in their homes on January 22 and celebrate Deepavali.

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