Ayodhya Case: India Says Pak Has 'pathological Compulsion' To Comment

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India hit out at Pakistan for objecting to the timing of the Ayodhya verdict, saying Islamabad had "pathological compulsion" to comment on its internal affairs.

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India hit out at Pakistan on Saturday for objecting to the timing of the Ayodhya verdict, saying Islamabad's "pathological compulsion" to comment on its internal affairs with the obvious intent of spreading hatred is condemnable.

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Pakistan's comments

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi objected to the timing of the Ayodhya verdict, which coincides with the inauguration of the Kartarpur corridor, saying he was "deeply saddened" at the "insensitivity" shown at such a joyous occasion.

"We reject the unwarranted and gratuitous comments made by Pakistan on the judgment of the Supreme Court of India on a civil matter that is completely internal to India," Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

"It pertains to the rule of law and equal respect for all faiths, concepts that are not part of their ethos. So, while Pakistan's lack of comprehension is not surprising, their pathological compulsion to comment on our internal affairs with the obvious intent of spreading hatred is condemnable," he said.

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The Supreme Court in a unanimous verdict on Saturday cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya and directed the Centre to allot an alternative five-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque at a "prominent" place in the holy town in Uttar Pradesh. 

The Prime Minister also addressed the Nation on Saturday evening, where he spoke about the verdict and gave a message to the public. He said, "We have to learn from this verdict that irrespective of whether it takes some time, even then maintaining patience is the topmost priority. In every situation, it is very important that we maintain our trust in India’s constitution and India’s judicial system. Friends, this decision of the Supreme Court is a new dawn for us. Even though this conflict affects many generations but after this verdict, we have to make a resolve that the new generation will work towards new India. Welcome to a new start. Let us make a New India. We have to determine our trust and development taking into account whether someone has not been left behind."

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