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Ayodhya Ram Mandir Verdict Updates: Addressing the nation after Ayodhya verdict, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the people for accepting the judgement and said that now the responsibility of nation-building has increased on every citizen of the country. "As a citizen, we all have to respect the judicial process of the country, respect the rules and regulations, this responsibility has also increased more than ever," he said.

The Prime Minister also said that today the world saw strength and vibrancy of Indian democracy. "Today is also a golden chapter in the history of the judiciary of India. During the hearing on this subject, the Supreme Court heard everyone and heard very patiently and it is a matter of happiness for the whole country that a unanimous verdict was given," PM Modi added.

The Supreme Court today cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed 2.77 acres site at Ayodhya. The Constitution bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi asked the Central government to frame scheme within three months and set up a trust for construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya. The top court also directed the Centre to allot a five-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a new mosque.

The bench, also comprising Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer, said possession of the disputed 2.77 acre land rights will handed over to the deity Ram Lalla, who is one of the three litigants in the case. The possession, however, will remain with a central government receiver.