After the Supreme Court declared its verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute case on Saturday, the Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on urged that there should be 'no provocative acts' using the Supreme Court's judgment, which will disrupt communal harmony. "The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) urges that there should be no provocative acts using the judgment, which will disrupt communal harmony," the party said in a statement.
Taking cognisance of the Supreme Court's decision, the CPI (M), said, "By this order, the five-member Constitution bench of the Supreme Court has sought to end the dispute which has been utilised by the communal forces and resulted in large-scale violence and loss of lives." Stating that the CPI(M) has always maintained that the Ayodhya land dispute should be resolved by a judicial verdict if a negotiated settlement was not possible, it said, "While this judgment has provided a judicial resolution to this fractious issue there are certain premises of the judgment which are questionable."
It said that the court's judgment has itself stated that the demolition of the Babri Masjid in December 1992 was a "violation of law".
"This was a criminal act and an assault on the secular principle. The cases pertaining to the demolition should be expedited and the guilty punished," it added. The party in its statement also highlighted that the top court has appreciated the 1991 Places of Religious Worship Act and said that adherence to this law, it should be ensured that no such disputes on religious places are raised again and utilised.
Earlier, the Constitution bench of the SC, comprising of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer pronounced a unanimous verdict, awarding the entire disputed area to the Hindu parties. It directed the Centre to formulate a scheme within three months which will be responsible for building a temple. On the other hand, the SC ordered that an alternative land of 5 acres in Ayodhya would be given to the Sunni Central Waqf Board for the construction of a mosque.
(With ANI inputs)