SC dismisses all review petitions against Ayodhya verdict

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The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed all the review petitions filed against its November 9 landmark verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute case.

A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde dismissed 18 petitions during an in-chamber hearing today afternoon.

The petitions were filed by Maulana Syed Ashhad Rashidi, who is the legal heir of original Ayodhya land dispute litigant M Siddiq, Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) among others.

In a historic judgement on November 9, a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi ordered Ram temple on the disputed land of Ayodhya.

The Court in its judgement also said that five acres of alternate land will be given to the Muslim side to build the mosque. The central government has been given the responsibility to form trust and construct the temple.