As Supreme Court delivered its landmark verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi–Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya on Saturday, Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal and BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that people have responded positively to the Supreme Court judgment on the matter.
"This is a democratic judgment. I firmly believe that people in the country will support it. I appeal all sections of society to maintain peace and tranquillity," Sonowal told reporters in Guwahati. "I welcome the verdict in the Ayodhya case. Unity in diversity has connected the whole country. We should not see this verdict as a win or loss. We have to maintain peace, harmony and unity in the country. The reaction of all communities is very positive," Naqvi told news agency ANI.
Following the Supreme Court's historic verdict on the Ayodhya case, Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu welcomed the decision and said that it has led to the country emerging as a winner. Naidu also asserted that after the unanimous decision, India should now surge forward on the path of prosperity. The Vice President of India took to Twitter and hailed the apex court's verdict.
Further to today's unanimous verdict by 5 Judge bench of Supreme Court on #Ayodhya issue, let's leave the past behind and move towards building an India of peace, harmony & prosperity. India is the winner from this judgement. Our desire and ability to live together has triumphed.— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) November 9, 2019
Pronouncing the landmark judgment in the Ayodhya dispute case, the Supreme Court on Saturday, delivered a unanimous judgment in the title suit of the disputed area awarding it to the Hindu parties for the construction of a temple. It also directed the Centre to come up with a scheme within three months to set up a trust which will hand over the outer courtyard and inner courtyard of the site for construction of a temple. Apart from this, the SC stated that an alternate land of 5 acres is to be allotted to Muslims for the liberty of constructing a mosque, either by the central govt or the State govt, in a suitable and prominent place in Ayodhya. CJI Ranjan Gogoi, while delivering the unanimous judgment, dismissed the claims of the Sunni Central Waqf Board and the Nirmohi Akhara. He also termed that the three-way division of the disputed land by the Allahabad HC in its 2010 verdict is wrong.