On Saturday, a group of students from Jawaharlal Nehru University held a protest-meeting against the verdict of the Supreme Court in the Ayodhya case which put an end to the more than a century-old conflict that had broken the nation's social fabric.
Sharjeel Imam, a JNU student, organised the protest-meet at Sabarmati Dhaba inside the varsity campus. "We organised a meet to discuss the judgment. We had a copy of the judgment and discussed some crucial portions of it and how the judiciary has again failed us," he said. Imam said they discussed how the judgment has implications for research students and how they should study the Constitution. Another organiser said there was constant sloganeering of 'Jai Shri Ram' by students, apparently linked to the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad during the meeting.
"They tried to instigate us but we did not indulge in any untoward incident and did not retaliate. The meeting went off peacefully," the other organiser said.
On Saturday, the Supreme Court in a historic verdict backed the construction of a Ram temple by a government trust at the disputed site in Ayodhya and ruled that an alternative five-acre plot must be found for a mosque in the Hindu holy town.
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