Summary of the Ayodhya Judgment delivered by the Supreme Court of India

  • The Court ordered the Government of India to create a trust to build the Ram Mandir temple and form a Board of Trustees within three months.
  • The disputed land will be owned by the Government of India and subsequently transferred to the Trust after its formation.
  • The Court ordered the entire disputed land of area of 2.77 acres to be allocated for the construction of a temple while an alternative piece of land of area of 5 acres be allocated to the Sunni Waqf Board for the construction of a mosque at a suitable place within Ayodhya.
  • The 2010 Allahabad High Court’s decision, division of the disputed land was incorrect.
  • The Demolition of the Babri Masjid and the 1949 desecration of the Babri Masjid was in violation of law.
  • The Muslim parties, including the Sunni Waqf Board, failed to establish exclusive possession of disputed land.
  • The Court ruled that the suit filed by Nirmohi Akhara could not be upheld and it had no shebait rights. However, the court ruled that Nirmohi Akhara should be given appropriate representation in the Board of Trustees.
  • The claim made by Shia Waqf Board against the Sunni Waqf Board for the ownership of the Babri Masjid was rejected.