Acting Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday hailed the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Ayodhya dispute. He said the decision upholds the unity and strengthens the country’s multilingual and religious harmony.
“I welcome the verdict of the Supreme Court. It will strengthen the country’s multilingual,inter-religious harmony. This verdict is going to solidify the general public’s belief in the justice system,” he said. Thanking the people of Maharashtra for maintaining peace, law and order, he further said the decision is not a victory or defeat for anyone and also thanked the people of Maharashtra for maintaining peace, law and order. “For future also, my request is that all religions and communities should readily accept this outcome. Everyone should contribute to maintaining peace and harmony.," he added.
People across the political spectrum have appealed for peace and harmony to be maintained following the Supreme Court’s order. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also appealed to the citizens to maintain peace on Twitter ahead of the verdict on Friday. The PM said the verdict, "will not be a victory or defeat" for anyone. In a series of tweets, he also appealed to the people that the priority should be to strengthen India's tradition of maintaining peace and harmony.
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. The Court also 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 government or the State government.