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09th November, 2019


  • Supreme Court delivers unanimous verdict handing over disputed land at Ayodhya to a trust to be formed by the Centre for temple construction.

  • Sunni Waqf Board to be given five acres of suitable land for a mosque in Ayodhya.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, the verdict gives a message to unite and shows complex issues can be resolved; Calls upon people to work together for country's development.

  • Integrated Check Post of Kartarpur Corridor inaugurated by the Prime Minister at Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab.

  • Maharashtra Governor invites single largest party BJP to form government.

  • Government decides to import one lakh tonnes of onions to the control price rise in the market.


In a historic decision, the Supreme Court today settled the long pending Ayodhya land dispute case. In a unanimous decision, a five judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi ruled that the 2.77 acres of the disputed land will remain with the Central government and be handed over to a Trust for the construction of a temple. The bench also ruled that a suitable five-acre plot will be given to the Sunni Waqf Board for a mosque at a prominent place in the town.

The apex court bench, also comprising Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer, said possession of the disputed 2.77 acre land rights will be handed over to the deity 'Ram Lalla', one of the three litigants in the case. It said the trust should be formed within three months for the construction of the temple.

The verdict was pronounced on 14 appeals filed in the apex court against the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment. The high Court had delivered the verdict in four civil suits, that the 2.77-acre land in Ayodhya be partitioned equally among the three parties -- the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and 'Ram Lalla'..


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the way every section of the society welcomed the Supreme Court's verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute case is a proof of India's ancient culture and tradition of social harmony. Addressing the nation this evening, Mr Modi said, today is the day to forget any bitterness if one may have, and there is no place for fear, bitterness and negativity in New India. He said, today's verdict on  Ayodhya matter and opening of the Kartarpur Corridor are messages of unity similar to fall of the Berlin Wall. He said today will be a golden chapter in India’s judiciary as the decades-old case concluded and the whole nation supported the verdict wholeheartedly. He said the Apex Court heard all parties and it is a matter of happiness that the Ayodhya judgment was unanimous.

"आज दूनिया ने यह भी जान लिया है भारत का लोकतंत्र कितना जिवंत है और कितना मज़बूत है फैसला आने के बाद जिस प्रकार हर वर्ग में, हर समुदाय ने, हर धर्म के लोगो ने पुरे देश ने खुले दिल से इसे स्वीकार किया है  वो भारत की पुरातनत संस्कृति परम्पराओ और सध्भाव की भावना को प्रतिनिधित्व करता है भारत जिसके लिये जाना जाता है विविधता में एकता आज ये मन्त्र अपनी पूर्णता के साथ खिला हुआ नज़र आता है"

The Prime Minister said, today's verdict gives a message to unite and the Supreme Court has shown that complex cases can be resolved.

Mr Modi called upon people to begin afresh and ensure that every body comes together for the development of the country through Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas

"सर्वोच् अदालत का यह फैसला हमारे लिए एक नया फैसला लेकर आया है। इस विवाद का भले ही कई पीढ़ियों पर असर पड़ा हो लेकिन इस फैसले के बाद हमें यह संकल् करना होगा कि अब नई पीढ़ी नए सिरे से न्यू इंडिया के निर्माण में जुटेगी। आइये एक नई शुरूआत करते है।"

The Prime Minister also extended his greetings to the people on the eve of Eid Milad-Un Nabi.


Union Home Minister Amit Shah has welcomed the Supreme Court's unanimous decision on Shri Ram Janmabhoomi. In a tweet, Mr Shah appealed to people of all communities and religions to accept the decision with ease and remain committed to peace and harmony and to the pledge of 'Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat'. Mr Shah said, the decision will give further strength to the unity, integrity and great culture of India.


Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said, it is a landmark judgement which should be accepted by all of us with humility.

"इतिहास का एक लैंडमार्क जजमेंट है। सहज रूप से सभी को इसे स्वीकार करना चाहिए। पर मैं ये भी मानता हूं कि इससे सर्वधर्म सम्भाव की भावना भी और अधिक मजबूत होगी और साथ ही साथ सामाजिक ताना बाना भी जिसके परिणाम स्वरूप मजबूत होगा ऐसा मेरा विश्वास है।"


The BJP has welcomed the Supreme Court judgement in the Ayodhya land dispute case. The party has appealed to the countrymen to welcome the decision wholeheartedly and set an example to save the invaluable legacy of equality, social harmony and peace without paying any attention to rumours.

In a statement, party Working President J P Nadda said the details of the judgement are an example of all inclusive views representing all sections of the society. Mr. Nadda said the BJP has always been committed to the construction of a Ram temple.


Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Chief Dr. Mohan Bhagwat  said, the Supreme Court has delivered a historic judgement which should not be seen as anybody's victory or loss. Speaking to reporters in New Delhi, he said, people should now forget disputes of the past and work together to build the Ram temple.

"दशकों तक चली लंबी न्यायिक प्रक्रिया के बाद यह विधि सम्मत अंतिम निर्णय हुआ है। इस लंबी प्रक्रिया में श्री रामजन् भूमि से संबंधित सभी पहलूओं का बारीकी से विचार हुआ है। इस निर्णय को जय पराजय की दृष्टि से बिलकुल नहीं देखना चाहिए।"

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad, has said the Supreme Court's judgment is a significant and decisive step towards the construction of a temple of Lord Ram.


The Congress Working Committee, CWC, has said it respects the Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case. Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said the CWC held a special meeting and passed a resolution in this regard.

पांच जज सुप्रीम कोर्ट में कॉन्स्टीट्यूशन बैंच इक्ठ्ठा होकर यूनेनिमस फैसला दें तो वो भी अपने आप में एक मायने रखता है और अगर वो यूनेनिमस फैसला देते हैं। तो यूनेनिमिटी एक तरफ और देश की यूनिटी दूसरी तरफ अगर ये दो हम अल्फाज़ अपने सामने रखेंगे तो देश आगे बढ़ेगा।


NCP president Sharad Pawar also welcomed the decision. He said the decision is for the whole of India, and if there are any restrictions in place in Mumbai or other parts of the country, then there is nothing wrong in it.


All India Muslim Personal Law Board has said, it respects the verdict of the Supreme Court but is not satisfied with the Supreme Court's judgment. Talking to media, Secretary of the Board, Zafaryab Jilani appealed to the people to maintain peace and tranquility. He said, the Board will take a decision on filing a review petition after examining the judgment.


National Commission for Minorities Chief Syed G H Rizvi has said, Muslims are happy with the Supreme Court verdict. Mr Rizvi said, Muslims will not fall in the trap of people like Zafaryab Jilani. He condemned Jilani's  remarks that review of the Ayodhya judgment will be sought.

Iqbal Ansari, a litigant in the Ayodhya land dispute case also welcomed the Supreme Court decision.


In Uttar Pradesh, the decision of the Supreme Court has been widely welcomed by people. At many places, people of both the communities were seen greeting and offering sweets to each other. Sunni Central Waqf Board has welcomed the Supreme Court decision on the Ayodhya land dispute. President of Sunni Central Waqf Board Jafar Faruqi told AIR that they welcome Supreme Court decision by heart. 

"देखिए मैं वायस चेयरमैन ऑफ सुन्नी वर्क् बोर्ड मेरा यह कहना है कि शुरू से हम लोगों का यह स्टैंड रहा है कि जो सुप्रीम कोर्ट का फैसला आएगा उसको हम मानेंगे। वो फैसला गया है उसका हम स्वागत कर रहे हैं। उसे मानेंगे और हमारी तरफ से कोई रिव्यू की कार्रवाई नहीं होगी।"


Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath has appealed to people to honour the Supreme Court decision on the Ayodhya case. Hesaid, it is a live demonstration of the fairness of the Indian legal system.

Addressing a press conference in Lucknow this evening, Yogi Adityanath said this decision on the world's biggest dispute came out peacefully. He said it strengthens the resolution of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.


Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav has said the Supreme Court verdict will be an important step in strengthening the secular nature of the country, its democracy and the rule of law.

Bahujan Samaj party president Mayawati has also welcomed the decision. In a tweet, she said under the  secular Constitution of Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, all should respect the historic decision delivered unanimously by the apex court.


The Government has issued an advisory asking all television channels and cable operators to strictly adhere to the Programme Code during discussions, debates and reporting. The advisory was issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting keeping in view the Supreme Court’s judgement on the Ayodhya land dispute case. The Ministry said, no programme should carry anything which contains attack on religions and communities and which promotes anti-national attitudes. The programme should also not carry anything amounting to contempt of court on affecting the integrity of the nation.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated Integrated Check Post (ICP) of Kartarpur Corridor at Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur in Punjab. Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said, opening of Kartarpur Corridor and ICP would bring double happiness. He said, it will be easy to pay obeisance at Darbar Sahib Gurudwara after opening of the Kartarpur Corridor. Mr. Modi said, the inauguration of the ICP will facilitate Indian pilgrims to visit Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan.

"ये कॉरिडोर इंटिग्रेटिड चेकपोस् हर दिन हजारों श्रद्धालुओं की सेवा करेगा। उन्हें गुरूद्वारा दरबार साहिब के करीब ले जाएगा। कहते हैं शब् हमेशा ऊर्जा बनकर वातावरण में विद्यमान रहते हैं। करतारपुर से मिली गुरू वाणी की ऊर्जा सिर्फ हमारे सिक् भाई बहनों को ही नहीं बल्कि हर भारतवासी को अपना शीर्वाद देगी। "

 Mr Modi said, Guru Nanak Dev is revered and an inspiration for all mankind. 

The Prime Minister also thanked his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan for understanding India's sentiment.

The first Jatha of Sikh pilgrims entered Pakistan through Kartarpur Corridor this afternoon. Earlier, Prime Minister Modi flagged off the first batch of over 500 Indian pilgrims led by Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib through the corridor.


In Maharashtra, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari today asked the leader of elected members of the single largest party, BJP's Devendra Fadnavis to indicate willingness and ability of his party to form the government. Elections to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly were held on the 21st October and the results were declared on the 24th of October. However, even after 15 days, no single party or alliance of parties has come forward to form the government. The Governor has, therefore,  decided to explore the possibility of formation of Government.

Meanwhile, BJP leader Sudhir Mungantwar said receiving invitation from the Governor is a part of the Constitutional process, and Shiv Sena should respect the mandate. He said the decision on forming the government will be taken in the core committee meeting tomorrow. He added that the BJP is ready for talks with the Shiv Sena any time.


The government has decided to import one lakh tonnes of onions to control price rise in the market. In a tweet, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said, the Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation of India (MMTC) has been asked to import onions and make the vegetable available for distribution for a month, between 15th of this month and 15th of December. NAFED has been directed to supply imported onions across the country.


In view of cyclonic storm Bulbul, the West Bengal Government has shifted more than one lakh 43 thousand people in low lying areas of coastal and adjoining districts. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reviewed the situation at a high level meeting in the State Secretariat this afternoon.


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