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A petition to include government’s nominees in the trust created by Sunni Waqf Board for construction of a mosque in Ayodhya was put before the Supreme Court.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

SC rejects demand for govt nominees in trust formed for Ayodhya mosque

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 08:51 AM IST
Petitioners had demanded that the trust formed by the Sunni Waqf Board for construction of a mosque and other structures on the alloted land in Ayodhya should also have government nominees as is the case with the trust created for construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
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The board may also invite former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and other political and non-political personalities for the event.(PTI)
The board may also invite former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and other political and non-political personalities for the event.(PTI)

Sunni Board may invite PM Modi, Yogi Adityanath to Ayodhya event

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 04:42 PM IST
The CEO of the board made it clear that there was no provision for any groundbreaking ceremony for any mosque in Islam. The ceremony would be held to lay the foundation stone of the public utility establishments.
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Shanmuga Subramanian believes that the crash landing of Vikram lander made more people interested on the moon mission.((Photo Credit: Facebook/Shanmuga Subramanian)
Shanmuga Subramanian believes that the crash landing of Vikram lander made more people interested on the moon mission.((Photo Credit: Facebook/Shanmuga Subramanian)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 1pm: Chennai techie explains how he spotted Chandrayaan 2’s Vikram lander and all the latest news at this hour

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2019 12:56 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 1pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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The spiritual leader was part of the Supreme Court-appointed mediation panel in the Ayodhya case.(Photo: ANI)
The spiritual leader was part of the Supreme Court-appointed mediation panel in the Ayodhya case.(Photo: ANI)

Double standard to seek review of Ayodhya verdict, move on and strengthen economy: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

By Press Trust of India | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2019 06:02 PM IST
The spiritual leader, who was part of the Supreme Court-appointed mediation panel in the Ayodhya case, said the matter would have been solved long back, had one side not been insistent on building a mosque at the disputed site.
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The Supreme Court, in its verdict in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title case on November 9, said the entire 2.77 acres of disputed land should be handed over to the deity Ram Lalla, who was one of the three litigants.(REUTERS FILE)
The Supreme Court, in its verdict in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title case on November 9, said the entire 2.77 acres of disputed land should be handed over to the deity Ram Lalla, who was one of the three litigants.(REUTERS FILE)

Engagement with countries on Ayodhya verdict ‘largely successful’: Govt

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 09:50 AM IST
India engaged with some countries in Delhi itself or through Indian missions abroad on the matter of the Supreme Court’s Ayodhya judgment, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
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President of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind Maulana Arshad Madni says the Sunni Waqf Board should not accept the five-acre plot for a mosque awarded to the Muslim community in SC’s Ayodhya judgement.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
President of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind Maulana Arshad Madni says the Sunni Waqf Board should not accept the five-acre plot for a mosque awarded to the Muslim community in SC’s Ayodhya judgement.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Muslims divided over accepting 5-acre land for mosque in Ayodhya

By M Tariq Khan, Farhan Ahmed Siddiqui and Hemendra Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Bareilly/Prayagraj/Agra
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 01:59 PM IST
The proposals by Muslim organisations and prominent citizens of the community vary from outright rejection, to payment for the plot, setting up a hospital, college or vocational institute on the land which the Supreme Court has directed the government to give for construction of a mosque in Ayodhya
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The legislation is likely to be introduced in the coming Parliament session which starts on November 18.(REUTERS)
The legislation is likely to be introduced in the coming Parliament session which starts on November 18.(REUTERS)

Centre may table bill on Ayodhya temple trust in Winter session

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 04:42 AM IST
The Centre is acting in line with the Supreme Court order, which cleared the way for the construction of a Ram temple on the site in Ayodhya and directed it to allot a 5 acre plot at a “prominent” location to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque.
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Rejecting the land for the mosque will be myopic and detract from the moral capital the Muslim side has(Burhaan Kinu/HT)
Rejecting the land for the mosque will be myopic and detract from the moral capital the Muslim side has(Burhaan Kinu/HT)

Ayodhya case: Muslims should accept the five acres

By Salman Khurshid
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2019 07:20 PM IST
A mosque in Ayodhya will reflect how our plural national existence calls for accommodation
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The most important “far-sight” in the judgment was the court’s recognition that the Muslims were wronged in 1992(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The most important “far-sight” in the judgment was the court’s recognition that the Muslims were wronged in 1992(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

The core of the Ayodhya judgment | Opinion

UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 06:59 PM IST
Work simultaneously for both parties, ensure tangible action, and answer questions on funding
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Supreme Court delivered one of the most crucial judgments in the history of India’s judiciary on Saturday on Ayodhya.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Supreme Court delivered one of the most crucial judgments in the history of India’s judiciary on Saturday on Ayodhya.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Top court verdict on Ayodhya offers a rare glimpse of political consensus

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 07:52 AM IST
In a unanimous verdict on Saturday, the five-judge SC bench cleared the way for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, and directed the Centre to allot a 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque.
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Muslims read about the verdict in a decades-old land title dispute between Muslims and Hindus in a newspaper in Ayodhya on Sunday.(AP Photo)
Muslims read about the verdict in a decades-old land title dispute between Muslims and Hindus in a newspaper in Ayodhya on Sunday.(AP Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: May decide on November 26 on accepting 5-acre land for mosque, says Sunni Waqf Board and all the latest news at this hour

By Hindustan Times | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2019 04:55 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5 pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Indian Muslims read about the verdict in a decades-old land title dispute between Muslims and Hindus in a newspaper in Ayodhya on Sunday.(Photo: AP)
Indian Muslims read about the verdict in a decades-old land title dispute between Muslims and Hindus in a newspaper in Ayodhya on Sunday.(Photo: AP)

May decide on November 26 whether to accept the 5-acre land or not for mosque: Sunni Waqf Board

By Press Trust of India | Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 12:50 AM IST
UP Sunni Central Waqf Board Chairman, Zufar Farooqui has said that he was getting diverse views on whether to take the land after Supreme Court delivered the unanimous verdict on Saturday.
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A sunrise view from Ram Ki Pedi, at Ayodhya. The apex court cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
A sunrise view from Ram Ki Pedi, at Ayodhya. The apex court cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)

Ayodhya verdict: Understanding the Supreme Court judgment

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 06:13 PM IST
A look at the important aspects of the landmark judgment that that analysed the claims in the Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid case.
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PM Modi has said that the Supreme Court’s verdict in the decades old Ayodhya land dispute case shows that any dispute can be amicably solved in the spirit of due process of law.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
PM Modi has said that the Supreme Court’s verdict in the decades old Ayodhya land dispute case shows that any dispute can be amicably solved in the spirit of due process of law.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Ayodhya verdict will increase people’s faith in judiciary: PM Modi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 01:33 PM IST
A five-bench Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, said a temple would be built on the 2.77-acre disputed piece of land in Ayodhya. The top court ordered the central government to allot a 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque.
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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On October 16, a Constitution bench of the Supreme Court wrapped up arguments in the decades-old land dispute.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
On October 16, a Constitution bench of the Supreme Court wrapped up arguments in the decades-old land dispute.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Ayodhya verdict to impact minds of millions: Muslim parties to SC in sealed cover

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 06:17 AM IST
Ram Lalla Virajman, the deity and a petitioner, has, in written submissions filed on Saturday, staked claim not just over the 2.77-acre disputed land in Ayodhya but also the 67.703 acres acquired by the Centre in 1993.
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The apex cour reserved the verdict after 40 days of intense hearing in Ayodhya matter.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The apex cour reserved the verdict after 40 days of intense hearing in Ayodhya matter.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Ayodhya parties file affidavits for moulding of relief

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 12:43 AM IST
The Muslim parties, on the last day of hearing, have clearly told the apex court that they seek the restoration of the Babri Masjid as it was before its demolition.
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A general view of Ayodhya City.(ANI Photo)
A general view of Ayodhya City.(ANI Photo)

Muslim parties say didn’t agree to give up their Ayodhya claim

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 12:49 AM IST
On October 16, the three member mediation panel filed a report in the Supreme Court suggesting that some kind of a settlement had been agreed to between the Hindu and Muslim parties.
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A general view of Ayodhya City on Wednesday.(ANI photo)
A general view of Ayodhya City on Wednesday.(ANI photo)

Some parties open to compromise solution: Land for temple to save mosques elsewhere

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 01:26 AM IST
According to the settlement proposed by the parties, the Sunni Central Waqf Board would be willing to give up its claim on the disputed 2.77-acre land if four conditions were met.
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Zafaryab Jilani, lawyer for the Sunni Wakf Board, speaks to the media after the hearing in the Ramjanmabhumi-Babri Masjid title dispute case, at Supreme Court, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Zafaryab Jilani, lawyer for the Sunni Wakf Board, speaks to the media after the hearing in the Ramjanmabhumi-Babri Masjid title dispute case, at Supreme Court, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Sunni Board offers to surrender claim in Ayodhya dispute, has 4 conditions

By Ashok Bagriya | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 01:22 AM IST
Outlining its conditions, the Wakf Board wants the UP government to rebuild 22 mosques lying in dilapidated condition, strict implementation of the Places of Religious Worship Act 1991, and allowing Muslims to pray in all mosques under the central government’s Archaeological Survey of India.
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The Supreme Court, which heard the Ayodhya case daily for 40 days, is expected to pronounce an order by November 17.(HT file photo)
The Supreme Court, which heard the Ayodhya case daily for 40 days, is expected to pronounce an order by November 17.(HT file photo)

Ayodhya case hearing in Supreme Court draws to a close. A look at key arguments

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 11:38 AM IST
The Supreme Court bench is hearing 14 appeals filed in the apex court against the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment, delivered 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
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The apex court had on August 6 commenced day-to-day proceedings in the case as the mediation proceedings initiated to find the amicable resolution had failed.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The apex court had on August 6 commenced day-to-day proceedings in the case as the mediation proceedings initiated to find the amicable resolution had failed.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

SC takes up Ayodhya case after Dussehra break tomorrow, deadline nears

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 09:29 PM IST
A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, which started the day-to-day proceedings on August 6 after mediation proceedings failed to find an amicable solution to the vexatious dispute, has revised the deadline for wrapping up the proceedings and has fixed it on October 17.
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In course of the hearings last month, senior lawyer CS Vaidyanathan had underscored that there could not be joint possession of Lord Ram’s birthplace since the “janmasthan [birthplace] itself is the deity”. (Babri Masjid in Ayodhya - HT Photo)
In course of the hearings last month, senior lawyer CS Vaidyanathan had underscored that there could not be joint possession of Lord Ram’s birthplace since the “janmasthan [birthplace] itself is the deity”. (Babri Masjid in Ayodhya - HT Photo)

Won’t join mediation effort, Ram Lalla lawyer tells SC in Ayodhya case

By Bhadra Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 02:22 PM IST
The clarification comes days after the top court allowed the mediation panel to continue its efforts for a negotiated settlement to the land title dispute at the request of two Muslim parties.
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The senior advocate was addressing a bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and comprising justices SA Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer.(Photo by Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)
The senior advocate was addressing a bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and comprising justices SA Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer.(Photo by Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)

Ayodhya case: Sunni Waqf board argues against Nyas’s civil suit

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 02:38 AM IST
Attacking the Nyas, Dhavan said the “purpose and direction” of the suit filed by the trust was to remove all the existing structures and destroy it to the extent required.
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Mahant Dinendra Das, head of the Nirmohi Akhara, on Monday ruled out resumption of the mediation process to resolve ongoing title dispute in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case in Supreme Court.(HT Photo)
Mahant Dinendra Das, head of the Nirmohi Akhara, on Monday ruled out resumption of the mediation process to resolve ongoing title dispute in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case in Supreme Court.(HT Photo)

Nirmohi Akhara rules out resumption of mediation in Ayodhya dispute

By Pawan Dixit | Lucknow, Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 09:52 PM IST
The reaction followed reports in a section of the media that the Nirvani Akhara and the Sunni Waqf Board wanted the mediation process to resume.
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A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi is holding a hearing of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi is holding a hearing of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

‘One word from your Lordship…’: Top court on threats to Ayodhya case lawyer

By Agencies | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 02:37 PM IST
The court also asked Dhavan whether he wants security and protection, which he denied saying that the court assurance is enough for him.
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To worship the idols in the outer courtyard did not mean that Hindus had the title to the place.(HT image)
To worship the idols in the outer courtyard did not mean that Hindus had the title to the place.(HT image)

Idol worship in part of site doesn’t prove title, SC told

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 08:45 AM IST
As the senior advocate resumed his arguments, justice Nazeer asked him if he disputed the shebait rights. When Dhavan replied in the negative, justice Bhushan posed another query.
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Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan has been booked in a case of cheating and criminal conspiracy.(PTI)
Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan has been booked in a case of cheating and criminal conspiracy.(PTI)

Azam Khan, waqf boards’ chiefs, BJP MLC booked in cheating case

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 01:22 PM IST
SP lawmaker Azam Khan’s wife and son, the Shia Waqf Board chairman and his Sunni Waqf Board counterpart, along with others, were also named in the case, the police said.
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New Delhi, India- August 2, 2019: A view of Supreme court complex during the Ram janmbhumi case, The Supreme Court today said the mediation panel set up to amicably resolve the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute has failed and daily hearings in the case will begin from August 6. At Supreme Court in New Delhi, India on Friday, August 02, 2019. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India- August 2, 2019: A view of Supreme court complex during the Ram janmbhumi case, The Supreme Court today said the mediation panel set up to amicably resolve the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute has failed and daily hearings in the case will begin from August 6. At Supreme Court in New Delhi, India on Friday, August 02, 2019. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Plea seeks recording of Ayodhya case proceedings, SC says will consider it on administrative side

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 09:07 AM IST
A plea, filed by former RSS ideologue K N Govindacharya seeking live streaming or recording of the day-to-day hearing in the Ayodhya case, was mentioned for urgent hearing before a bench comprising Justices S A Bobde and B R Gavai.
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A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on March 8, 2019, referred the Ayodhya dispute for mediation in a bid to heal minds and hearts.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on March 8, 2019, referred the Ayodhya dispute for mediation in a bid to heal minds and hearts.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

The SC’s Ayodhya mediation offer is pragmatic and wise

By Arghya Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 08:29 AM IST
The apex court recognises the limitations of the judicial process, and attempts to secure its own legitimacy.
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