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The disputed land in Ayodhya will be given to a government run trust for the building a temple and Muslims will be given a five-acre "suitable" plot in the town, 

The disputed land in Ayodhya will be given to a government run trust for the building a temple and Muslims will be given a five-acre "suitable" plot in the town, 

the Supreme Court announced today in a landmark verdict in a religious and political flashpoint that has cast a shadow on the country for decades.

A five-judge constitution bench delivered a unanimous verdict.

There have been appeals for peace and heightened security across the country.

The verdict comes after a century-old legal wrangle over a piece of land in Ayodhya where the 16th century Babri mosque stood before it was razed by Hindu activists who believe it is the birthplace of Lord Ram.