Mangaluru, Nov 9, 2019: Welcoming the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya land dispute, former Prime Minister and president of the Janata Dal (Secular) H. D. Deve Gowda said here on Saturday that the Union government can consider providing compensation to the minority community for the ‘kar sevaks’ demolishing the Babri mosque in 1992.
Speaking to press persons Mr. Gowda claimed that the apex court has said that demolishing the mosque was not right. “Hence I feel the Union government can provide some compensation to the minority community.”
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 at disputed site 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.