The September 30, 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict on the Ayodhya title suit looks innocently apolitical. After a wait of 61 long years the learned judges presented a paradigm of belief, history and jurisprudence in the Babri Masjid case.
The holy city of Ayodhya is one of the most ancient cities of India. Going by the history of Indian epics and as the history supports, the city of Ayodhya was built by King Ayudh of the Kosala dynasty. He was the founder of this city and hence came the name Ayodhya. Ayodhya is described as the birth place of Hindu god Sri Rama, and the capital of the ancient Kosala Kingdom. Not only for the birth place of Hindu God Rama, the city is also important in the history and heritage of Buddhism in India, as several Buddhist temples, monuments and centers of learning were established here during the age of the Mauryas and the Guptas. The Jain communities also regard the city of Ayodhya as scared as the city of Ayodhya is the birth place of five Tirthankars, including the first Tirthankar of Jainism, ShriRishabhDev, who is known as the father of the Jain religion. The founder of the Mughal rule in India, Babur built a Mosque here and named the mosque as Babri Masjid in the year 1527. The city of Ayodhya really holds something significance in terms of faith. It is of great religious importance to almost all the major religious followers of this holy land called, India. This is the reason that the scriptures and people call Ayodhya as “the land of spiritual bliss and liberation from the karma-bandhan”