India’s Apex Court To Deliver Verdict In Ayodhya Title Suit

A notice on the Supreme Court’s website listed two cases for pronouncement of judgment on Saturday morning.


India’s top court is set to deliver a ruling on Saturday in a decades-old Ayodhya land title dispute over plans to build a Hindu temple in Uttar Pradesh.

A five-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, will deliver the eagerly-awaited judgement in the case at 10.30am.

More than 5,000 paramilitary force members and police have been deployed in Ayodhya, where an ancient mosque was razed in 1992 by hardline Hindus who believe the site is the birthplace of deity Ram. Various government agencies are making their preparations to thwart any violence, police and home ministry officials said. “Each and every security officer is committed to prevent minor skirmishes or large-scale riots after the court delivers its verdict,” said a home ministry official in New Delhi. “State governments have identified several schools to set up temporary jails if the need arises,” said the official.

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