Except for a small percentage, people at large satisfied with Ayodhya verdict: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Nov 9 (ANI): Hailing the Supreme Court's verdict on Ayodhya case, spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said here on Saturday that except a small percentage, people at large are satisfied with the judgment.

"The judgment is historic and both communities should respect it. The struggle going on for a long time has ended today. I am very happy with the judgment that has done justice to both the communities," he said.

"There is always a small percentage of people who would be not very happy with it, but I have been in the mediation panel and spoken to people on both sides and I feel that people are very satisfied," he said.

Ravi Shankar was part of the mediation panel appointed by the Supreme Court for the amicable resolution of the dispute.

The Supreme Court on Saturday directed the Central government to give five acres of suitable land to Sunni Waqf Board and also make necessary arrangements for the construction of the temple at the 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.

He said that the possession of the inner and outer courtyard shall be handed over to the trust.

"Suitable plot of land measuring five acres shall be handed over to Sunni Waqf Board," said the apex court.

A five-judge constitution bench presided by Chief Justice Gogoi pronounced the verdict on a batch 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 being 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. (ANI)