SC rejects 18 review petitions against Ayodhya Judgement

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In a significant move on Thursday, the Supreme Court rejected all the 18 review petitions filed in connection with the Ayodhya Judgement delivered on November 9.

The bench led by Chief Justice of India Bobde, and Justices D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan, S Abdul Nazeer and Sanjiv Khanna dismissed 18 petitions which had sought review of the verdict giving disputed land to Ram temple and five acres of land at the alternative spot to Sunni Wakf Board.

It may be recalled that the 5-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by the Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi dismissed the petition of the Shia Board which claimed that the Babri Masjid was built by the late Moghul Emperor Babar in the controversial 2.77 acres land in Ayodhya as there was no evidence to it.

It finally ruled that the disputed 2.77-acre land belongs to the Ramlalla Virajman Society and order to create an Ayodhya Trust and handover the same to it within 3 months. It rejected the judgement delivered by the Allahabad High Court earlier which asked to distribute the disputed land equally to all the 3 parties in the case. However, it has also finally ruled that a separate 5-acre land be allocated to the Sunni Waqf Board to enable it to build a Masjid outside its campus in Ayodhya.

Not satisfied with the judgment, the Shia Waqf Board and the All India Muslim Personal Law Board besides few others have filed petitions seeking review of the same.