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The Supreme Court delivered the judgment on Saturday in the Ayodhya Ramjanmabhoomi title suit case.(HT file photo)

Ayodhya verdict: Highlights from Supreme Court’s unanimous order on Ayodhya land dispute

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 02:12 AM IST
The judges wrapped up the case on October 16 in marathon 40-day daily hearings after the top court’s bid for mediation between the two parties failed to bear fruit.
The verdict was preceded by appeals for calm by top religious and political leaders and a nationwide security alert to prevent any attempt by miscreants to inflame tempers in a case that has been followed intently by the Hindu and Muslim community.(PTI)
The verdict was preceded by appeals for calm by top religious and political leaders and a nationwide security alert to prevent any attempt by miscreants to inflame tempers in a case that has been followed intently by the Hindu and Muslim community.(PTI)

Ayodhya land for temple, rules SC; orders 5-acre plot for Sunni Board

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 02:05 AM IST
Ayodhya Verdict: A temple would be built at Ayodhya by a trust to be set up by the government within three months, a constitution bench of the Supreme Court has ruled in its “unanimous” verdict.
A Rapid Action Force (RAF) flag march near Hanuman Gadi temple in Ayodhya Wednesday morning.(Deepak Gupta/HT PHOTO)
A Rapid Action Force (RAF) flag march near Hanuman Gadi temple in Ayodhya Wednesday morning.(Deepak Gupta/HT PHOTO)

Ayodhya verdict: Temple town turns into fortress ahead of SC judgment

Hindustan Times, Ayodhya/Luckhow | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2019 10:25 AM IST
Ayodhya has turned into a fortress with razor wire barricades and heavy security deployment.
Leaders of various political and religious organisations appealed to people to maintain calm and not to show any reaction to the verdict.(REUTERS)
Leaders of various political and religious organisations appealed to people to maintain calm and not to show any reaction to the verdict.(REUTERS)

Ayoodhya verdict: WhatsApp groups in ‘admin only’ mode ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Hyderabad | By Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 10:23 AM IST
Appeals were also made to all social media users to exercise restraint and not to post any content, which would create communal disharmony and disturb law and order.
Ayodhya verdict aims to settle a decades-old dispute over ownership of a piece of land considered holy by both Hindus and Muslims(HT Photo)
Ayodhya verdict aims to settle a decades-old dispute over ownership of a piece of land considered holy by both Hindus and Muslims(HT Photo)

Ayodhya verdict: Congress asks leaders to speak in one voice and stick to party’s official stance

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 10:01 AM IST
The Congress so far has maintained that it will accept the Supreme Court verdict on the sensitive issue.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will deliver his address from the organisation’s office in central Delhi’s Jhandewalan area on November 9, 2019, after the SC pronounces its verdict in the Ayodhya case.(PTI)
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will deliver his address from the organisation’s office in central Delhi’s Jhandewalan area on November 9, 2019, after the SC pronounces its verdict in the Ayodhya case.(PTI)

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to address the nation after SC’s Ayodhya verdict

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 09:25 AM IST
Ayodhya Verdict: The construction of a temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya, where the Babri Mosque stood till its demolition in 1992, has been a long-standing demand of the RSS and its affiliates.
The Constitution bench headed by CJI Gogoi has heard a batch of cross-appeals against a 2010 Allabahad high court judgment.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Constitution bench headed by CJI Gogoi has heard a batch of cross-appeals against a 2010 Allabahad high court judgment.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Ayodhya verdict: Security strengthened for 5 Supreme Court judges delivering Ayodhya verdict

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 09:43 AM IST
The judges who will deliver the verdict are SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan, SA Nazeer and CJI Ranjan Gogoi.
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi heads the five-judge Constitution bench which will deliver its verdict on the on the Ram Janambhoom-Babri Masjid title suit on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi heads the five-judge Constitution bench which will deliver its verdict on the on the Ram Janambhoom-Babri Masjid title suit on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Ayodhya verdict: The five judges who will deliver the SC judgment

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 01:39 AM IST
The five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court is headed by the Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and includes CJI-designate Justice S A Bobde.
Birds fly at sunset over a Hindu temple on the 20th anniversary of the Babri mosque demolition in Ayodhya. Photo(AP)
Birds fly at sunset over a Hindu temple on the 20th anniversary of the Babri mosque demolition in Ayodhya. Photo(AP)

Ayodhya verdict: Twists and turns in the decades-old Ayodhya title dispute

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 01:49 PM IST
Ayodhya verdict: Security has been tightened across the city and schools and colleges would remain shut on in view of the verdict.
Justice Gogoi is slated to retire on November 17. Though the court can sit any day, hear the case and also deliver its verdict, November 17 is a Sunday and usually, the verdict in an important case is not announced on a holiday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Justice Gogoi is slated to retire on November 17. Though the court can sit any day, hear the case and also deliver its verdict, November 17 is a Sunday and usually, the verdict in an important case is not announced on a holiday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Why did Supreme Court deliver Ayodhya verdict on Saturday

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 01:31 AM IST
It is believed that this sudden announcement is a part of a strategy to keep the anti-social at bay, so that they do not get any opportunity to prepare for any kind of conspiracy, ahead of the announcement on this sensitive, emotional and faith-related matter.
Ghaziabad district officials have also drawn up plans to identify others who could pose a threat before, during or after the Ayodhya verdict is announced on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Ghaziabad district officials have also drawn up plans to identify others who could pose a threat before, during or after the Ayodhya verdict is announced on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Ayodhya Verdict: Noida, Ghaziabad on alert; schools, colleges shut till Monday

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 07:55 AM IST
The Ghaziabad police have identified sensitive points and have also strengthened their communication systems ahead of the SC verdict on Ayodhya on Saturday. Various teams and measures are also being taken to keep a close watch over social media messages.
Delhi police spokesperson Anil Mittal said district deputy commissioners of police and station house officers of all police stations have been directed to increase police visibility and patrolling in communally sensitive areas.(HT Photo)
Delhi police spokesperson Anil Mittal said district deputy commissioners of police and station house officers of all police stations have been directed to increase police visibility and patrolling in communally sensitive areas.(HT Photo)

Ayodhya verdict: Delhi Police take steps to maintain peace in sensitive zones, many schools closed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 07:46 AM IST
Ayodhya Verdict: Senior police officers said sufficient force is being mobilised in the capital and that the Delhi Police will also request the Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) to deploy companies of central armed police forces.
Security has been beefed up across the country keeping in view of any untoward incident after the Supreme Court delivers its historic judgement in the politically-sensitive Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case(HT Photo)
Security has been beefed up across the country keeping in view of any untoward incident after the Supreme Court delivers its historic judgement in the politically-sensitive Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case(HT Photo)

Ayodhya verdict: Schools, colleges shut in UP, MP, K’taka, J-K, Delhi; Sec 144 imposed

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 01:29 AM IST
As a precautionary measure, the government has closed all schools, colleges, educational institutions from Saturday to Monday in Uttar Pradesh.
Seers carried out a march in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, on Friday, November 8, 2019, urging the people to respect the SC ruling in the Ayodhya case.(HT PHoto)
Seers carried out a march in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, on Friday, November 8, 2019, urging the people to respect the SC ruling in the Ayodhya case.(HT PHoto)

Religious leaders in Uttarakhand urge people to respect SC decision on Ayodhya issue

Hindustan Times, Haridwar | By HT Correspondent, Haridwar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2019 07:29 AM IST
Ayodhya Verdict: Police are keeping a tab on anti-social elements in Uttarakhand. Superintendent of Rural Police Navneet Singh said security has been enhanced to thwart any act to disturb law and order situation.
File photo of Mahant Nritya Gopal Das (second from left)(ANI FIle)
File photo of Mahant Nritya Gopal Das (second from left)(ANI FIle)

Ram Janmbhoomi Nyas asks members to be present in Ayodhya on Saturday

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2019 07:08 AM IST
Head of the Nyas Mahant Nritya Gopal Das had conveyed to all members of the Nyas to ensure their presence in Ayodhya on the verdict day, said Kamal Nayan Das, senior member and heir to Mahant Das.
Ayodhya: Police personnel conduct searches near the site of disputed Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid site, as the verdict date nears, in Ayodhya, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. (PTI Photo/ Nand Kumar) (PTI11_8_2019_000081B)(PTI)
Ayodhya: Police personnel conduct searches near the site of disputed Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid site, as the verdict date nears, in Ayodhya, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. (PTI Photo/ Nand Kumar) (PTI11_8_2019_000081B)(PTI)

Ayodhya verdict: High alert sounded in UP; schools, colleges closed till Monday

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 07:02 AM IST
All educational institutions, including schools, colleges, training centres, in the state will remain closed till Monday, the state government announced on Friday. Tuesday too is a holiday for schools on the occasion of Kartik Poornima.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Ayodhya verdict won’t be anybody’s victory or loss: PM Modi tweets

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 12:57 AM IST
Prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday night said that the whatever Supreme Court’s decision on Ayodhya is, it will not be a victory or defeat for anyone. “Even after the decision of the court, we all have to maintain harmony together,” the PM tweeted.
Police personnel conduct searches near the site of disputed Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid site, as the verdict date nears, in Ayodhya.(Photo: PTI)
Police personnel conduct searches near the site of disputed Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid site, as the verdict date nears, in Ayodhya.(Photo: PTI)

Ayodhya verdict: Schools, colleges in UP to be closed till Monday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 10:35 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh’s Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday directed administrative and police officers of all districts to strengthen security measures in view of the Supreme Court verdict.
Police officials saidhey were even asked to initiate action against WhatsApp group admin if any objectionable thing was shared on it.(REUTERS)
Police officials saidhey were even asked to initiate action against WhatsApp group admin if any objectionable thing was shared on it.(REUTERS)

UP Police asks social media cells to mount vigil ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 06:33 AM IST
The primary objective was to remove objectionable and inflammable contents being made viral of social media before it could disrupt harmony and cause any law and order problem and ensure stern action against people involved in spreading rumours and sharing objectionable content.
Initially 52 companies of armed police, including 37 PAC and 15 central paramilitary companies, were deployed. Another 40 companies of central paramilitary forces were added later.(HT Photo)
Initially 52 companies of armed police, including 37 PAC and 15 central paramilitary companies, were deployed. Another 40 companies of central paramilitary forces were added later.(HT Photo)

Security in top gear in Ayodhya before SC judgment today

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 06:20 AM IST
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked officers to station helicopters in Ayodhya and Lucknow for patrolling and transportation of security personnel. An aircraft would be also stationed in Lucknow, he said while reviewing the security preparedness in all districts through video conference on Thursday.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said two helicopters will be on standby in Lucknow and Ayodhya as part of the security arrangements(REUTERS)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said two helicopters will be on standby in Lucknow and Ayodhya as part of the security arrangements(REUTERS)

UP to have two helicopters on standby for emergencies ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2019 11:58 AM IST
Adityanath conveyed this during a late-night video conference on Thursday with the state’s top civil and police officials, divisional commissioners and district magistrates.
Police personnel stand guard at Naya Ghat in Ayodhya.(PTI photo)
Police personnel stand guard at Naya Ghat in Ayodhya.(PTI photo)

Ahead of SC verdict on Ayodhya, security up in Uttar Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 05:59 AM IST
The state government appointed an additional director general-rank officer, Ashutosh Pandey, as incharge of security arrangements as the Centre rushed 4,000 paramilitary personnel and the Union home ministry asked all states, in particular Uttar Pradesh, to ramp up security.
Along with the police, the BSP government had taken assistance of other government departments including basic education, health, PWD and Irrigation to neutralize the activities of hate mongers.(PTI FILE)
Along with the police, the BSP government had taken assistance of other government departments including basic education, health, PWD and Irrigation to neutralize the activities of hate mongers.(PTI FILE)

Ahead of Ayodhya verdict, Mayawati regime’s 2010 security measures coming in handy for Yogi govt

Lucknow | By Rajesh Kumar Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 06:57 AM IST
Although tension prevailed in the state at the time before the high court order, no untoward incident occurred nor any communal violence was reported from any corner of the state after the high court pronounced its verdict on the Ayodhya title suit on September 30, 2010.

Countdown to Ayodhya verdict: 7 preventive measures taken by government

By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 06:25 AM IST
The Centre and UP government are taking a slew of steps to avoid any law and order situation in the state.
The Union Home Ministry has asked all states to ensure that law and order is tightened to prevent a flare up, a ministry spokesperson said. (Photo @ANINewsUP)
The Union Home Ministry has asked all states to ensure that law and order is tightened to prevent a flare up, a ministry spokesperson said. (Photo @ANINewsUP)

MHA sends advisory to states to ramp up security ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 05:13 PM IST
As a precautionary measure, about 40 companies of paramilitary forces have been sent to Uttar Pradesh to strengthen the state police.
The top court has reserved its verdict, which is expected to be delivered before Gogoi retires as the CJI on November 17.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The top court has reserved its verdict, which is expected to be delivered before Gogoi retires as the CJI on November 17.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Congress looks to nuance its stand on Ayodhya ahead of big verdict

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 01:22 AM IST
A Congress functionary said the party’s highest decision-making body would firm up its strategy and also articulate its stand on the decades-old dispute to ensure that its leaders speak in one voice post verdict.
In UP, the initiative has already been rolled out with Yogi Adityanath government’s lone Muslim face Mohsin Raza meeting clerics of both Shia and Sunni sects in the state capital.(REUTERS)
In UP, the initiative has already been rolled out with Yogi Adityanath government’s lone Muslim face Mohsin Raza meeting clerics of both Shia and Sunni sects in the state capital.(REUTERS)

Ahead of Ayodhya verdict, BJP reaches out to Muslims in UP

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 10:57 AM IST
Mosques and madarsas in Muslim-dominated localities are being increasingly visited by minority community members in keeping with the decision reached at the meeting of top BJP, RSS and leadership of Sangh-backed MRM which has veteran RSS pracharak Indresh, as its mentor, in Delhi on Friday.
He also requested Muslim youths to dispel misconceptions about Islam by using social media.(AP Photo/representative image)
He also requested Muslim youths to dispel misconceptions about Islam by using social media.(AP Photo/representative image)

AYODHYA VERDICT: After Friday prayers, clerics urge Muslims to maintain peace

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 08:24 AM IST
Imams in Aligarh, Agra, Meerut, Azamgarh, Kanpur and some other districts gave the ‘message of peace’ to Muslims after Friday prayers.
A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court led by Gogoi wrapped up a 40-day hearing on the title suit on October 16 by reserving its verdict(HT Photo)
A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court led by Gogoi wrapped up a 40-day hearing on the title suit on October 16 by reserving its verdict(HT Photo)

RSS brass likely to camp in Delhi ahead of Ayodhya verdict

New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2019 12:32 AM IST
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, general secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi, and some joint general secretaries are expected to be in the city for discussions on the issue after the court’s judgment, which is expected before Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi retires on November 17, a senior functionary of the Nagpur-based Sangh said
SC will deliver its verdict by November 17 in the Ayodhya title dispute case.(HT FILE)
SC will deliver its verdict by November 17 in the Ayodhya title dispute case.(HT FILE)

Ahead of Supreme Court verdict, Section 144 imposed in Ayodhya till December 10

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 05:36 AM IST
The order was issued on Saturday considering security and safety of those visiting Ayodhya, which officials called the government’s paramount concern.
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