‘Historic justice’: Ramdev on Ayodhya verdict

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UTTAR PRADESH: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday welcomed the Supreme Court’s judgement in the Ayodhya land dispute case and said that the top court has given “historic justice”.
“The Supreme Court, under no pressure and no influence, has given historic justice… A grand Ram temple will be built. The decision to allot alternate land to Muslim side is welcome, I believe Hindu brothers should help in the construction of the Masjid as well,” Ramdev told media here.
The Supreme Court on Saturday directed the Centre to give five acres of suitable land to Sunni Waqf Board and at the same time make necessary arrangements for the construction of the temple by forming a trust.
“Central government shall form in three to four months a scheme for setting up of a trust. They shall make necessary arrangements for the management of trust and construction of the temple,” Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said while reading out the verdict.
A five-judge constitution bench presided by Chief Justice Gogoi and comprising Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer passed the order on a bunch of petitions against an order of the Allahabad High Court which trifurcated the site between the parties — Ramlalla Virajman, Sunni Central Waqf Board and Nirmohi Akhara.
A decade-long legal dispute was fought by right-wing party Hindu Mahasabha, a sect of Hindu monks Nirmohi Akhara and Muslim Waqf Board over 2.77 acres of land in Ayodhya.
Sunni Waqf Board lawyer Zafaryab Jiltoday expressed dissatisfaction over the verdict and said that the committee will discuss and decide whether to file a review petition in the matter.
Asked about this, Ramdev said, “There is no meaning in filing a review petition.”

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