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Allahabad HC to pronounce Ayodhya verdict on Sep 30

Last updated on: September 28, 2010 14:50 IST

The Special Bench of the Allahabad high court will pronounce the verdict on the Ayodhya title suit at 3.30 pm on Thursday, September 30.

SQR Ilyas, convener of the Babri Masjid Action committee, told, "The verdict will be declared on Thursday at 3:30 pm."

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the plea to defer the verdict on the Ayodhya title suit by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court.

The long pending case is about the ownership of the Ayodhya land to which Hindus and Muslims had been making rival claims over the past one and a quarter century.

While Hindus claimed the land to be the site of the birthplace of their most revered Lord Ram, Muslims asserted their right over the same as the site of a 16th century mosque, claimed to have been built by Mughal emperor Babur in the ancient town of Ayodhya, about 120 km from Lucknow.

The Babri Masjid at the site was razed on December 6, 1992, by karsevaks and right-wing extremists who claimed that it was the Ram Janmabhoomi site. The Babri Masjid demolition had triggered massive communal riots across India.

Vicky Nanjappa