In a landmark judgement given out 5-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the Supreme Court on Saturday ruled that the Hindu parties would get 2.77 acres of disputed land while a trust would be formed to monitor the construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya. The Muslim parties would get alternative land; the Sunni Waqf board has been allotted 5 acres of suitable land.
In the ruling, the Nirmohi Akhara also suffered a setback as the Supreme Court ruled that it is not a shebait or a devotee of the deity, Ram Lalla.
The Supreme Court judgement comes nine years after the 2:1 judgment of the Allahabad High Court which ordered a three-way division of the disputed land between three parties — Ram Lalla, Nirmohi Akhara and the Sunni Waqf Board.
In ten quotes from the Supreme Court ruling, here's how it all unfolded.