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Ram Temple to be built on disputed land; separate plot of land for mosque

File photo: The Supreme Court of India. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi Nov 09, 2019, 11.48 AM (IST)

Supreme Court of India on Sauturday asked the Centre to set up a Trust in three months and hand over the disputed land to the it to build the Ram Temple. The court also directed the Centre to hand over a suitable plot of land measuring 5 acres to Sunni Waqf Board for the construction of mosque. 

In a unanimous judgement, a five-judge constition bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, said the Sunni Waqf Board, which was a party to the title suit, should be given an alternate land somewhere else to build a mosque.

The disputed land of 2.77 acre has been given to the Hindus.

The Centre will make suitable provisions by handing over the land to the trust, the top court said.

The SC upheld the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) report, which concluded that a temple existed at the dispute site.

The court also said that that desctruction of mosque was violation of rule of law.