Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute should not be seen as anybody’s win or loss, and appealed to countrymen for peace, unity and amity. In an unanimous verdict, the top court cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, and directed the Centre to allot a 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque. “Whether it is devotion to Ram or Rahim, now is time for everybody to strengthen devotion to India,” the Prime Minister said in a series of tweets in reaction to the verdict. He also asserted that the SC verdict in Ayodhya case will strengthen people’s faith in judicial system. The temple of justice (the apex court) has resolved decades old dispute amicably, Modi said.
Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday welcomed the Supreme Court judgement on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit, saying the order will prove to be a milestone and further strengthen India’s unity and integrity.
In a series of tweets, Shah appealed to all communities and religions to accept the decision of the apex court with ease and remain committed to ‘Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat’ (one India, great India). “I am confident that this landmark judgment given by the Supreme Court will prove to be a milestone in itself. This decision will further strengthen India’s unity, integrity and great culture,” he said.
Defence Minister and senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh on Saturday termed the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case as “historic” and urged people to accept it with “equanimity” and “magnanimity”.
Singh, who was the former BJP president and former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, said the apex court’s judgement will further strengthen the country’s social fabric and appealed to the people to maintain peace and harmony.
“The Judgment of Hon’ble Supreme Court on Ayodhya is historic. The Judgement will further strengthen India’s social fabric. I urge everyone to take the verdict with equanimity and magnanimity. I also appeal to the people to maintain peace & harmony after this landmark verdict,” he tweeted.
The Supreme Court in a unanimous verdict on Saturday cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, and directed the Centre to allot a 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque. In one of the most important and most anticipated judgements in India’s history, a 5-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi put an end to the more than a century old dispute that has torn the social fabric of the nation.