Ayodhya case

So far, eighteen review petitions were filed in the Supreme court, of which eight were filed by those who were parties in the Ayodhya land title dispute case and rest by third parties who were not the part of the decades-old legal battle.

This is to be mentioned that the Sunni Waqf Board had welcomed apex court verdict open heatedly and said it will not be filing the review petition to challenge the Ayodhya verdict that gave the entire disputed land to the Hindus.

Lakhs of devotees are thronging the town for taking a dip in the River Saryu on Kartik Poornima on Tuesday, the first major congregation of devotees here after the historic judgement in the Ayodhya case.

The Board had last month proposed withdrawing claim on the disputed land with some conditions in national interest.

The judge, who wrote a 116-page appendix, quoted different ancient writings and scriptures, stating, "There existed enough religious texts in the period before 1528, due to which Hindus considered the present site of Ayodhya land dispute to be the birthplace of Lord Rama."

They had said the Sunni Waqf Board, Nirvani Akhada, Nirmohi Akhada, Ram Janmabhoomi Punruddhar Samiti and some other Hindu parties were in favour of settling the contentious land dispute.

Necessary instructions were issued earlier and additional personnel have been allotted to some districts. Peace committees have been formed in sensitive districts and areas, he said.