After the Supreme Court's verdict over the Ayodhya land dispute case on Saturday, the Indian National Congres (INC), in a statement said that "it respects the verdict of the Supreme Court" and urged to all communities and parties to abide by the secular values and maintain peace and harmony. According to reports, the statement was put out on the official Twitter handle of the Congress party after the meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC). The meeting was held on Saturday ahead of the Supreme Court's verdict.
The Congress has also stated that "it is the responsibility of every person to reaffirm the tradition of mutual respect and unity that has defined Indian society through the ages."
Pronouncing the landmark judgment in the Ayodhya dispute case, the Supreme Court on November 9, 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. The SC 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 five acres will be allotted to Muslims for the liberty of constructing a mosque, either by the central government or the State government, in a suitable and prominent place in Ayodhya. Chief Justice of India (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. The five-member bench of the Supreme Court comprised of justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan, S A Nazeer, and CJI Ranjan Gogoi.
(With ANI Inputs)