'On Nov 9,' PM Modi Draws Ayodhya Verdict-Berlin Wall's Fall Parallel

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Hailing the Supreme Court's unanimous judgment on the Ayodhya dispute, PM Modi on Saturday reminded the nation another unifying event - fall of the Berlin Wall

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:

Hailing the Supreme Court's unanimous judgment on the Ayodhya dispute, PM Modi on Saturday reminded the nation another unifying event which occurred on November 9 - the fall of the Berlin Wall, in his 6 PM address to the nation. Correlating the unanimity brought forth by the fall of the Berlin Wall and the opening of the Kartarpur corridor, the Prime Minister added that the unanimous Ayodhya verdict too sent a message of India's unity. He added that 'Today is a day to mend, unite and live in harmony'.

PM Modi on Nov 9 significance - Fall of Berlin Wall

"Today is 9 November. This day marks the day when Berlin wall was brought down. Today the Kartarpur Corridor was also inaugurated. With the Ayodhya verdict (pronounced) on 9 November, this date gives us the message to unite and move ahead. Today's message is to mend, unite and live in harmony," he said.

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Supreme Court's Ayodhya verdict

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.

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Fall of Berlin Wall:

On November 9, 1989, the 'Iron Curtain' fell putting an end to the Cold War, unifying east and west germany into Germany. Germans rushed to the Iron curtain, after East Germany signed ten new border crossings, addressing permanent emigration in the post-Cold War era, demolishing several parts of the Wall. Crowds reportedly gathered on both sides of the historic crossings waiting for hours to cheer the bulldozers that tore down portions of the Wall to reconnect the divided roads - ushering an era of peace in Europe.

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