Commenting on the Supreme Court’s judgement in the Ayodhya land dispute case on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed that it was imperative for everyone to strengthen the spirit of ‘Rashtra Bhakti’. Observing that the verdict should not be equated in terms of victory and loss, he stressed on maintaining peace and harmony. The PM also highlighted the significance of the judgement by citing that due process was followed in giving ample time and opportunity to all the parties in putting forth their arguments. At the same time, he expressed his pride in the mature conduct of all Indians in the run-up to the verdict. Furthermore, PM Modi hoped that this unity would further the development of India.
The Honourable Supreme Court has given its verdict on the Ayodhya issue. This verdict shouldn’t be seen as a win or loss for anybody.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 9, 2019
Be it Ram Bhakti or Rahim Bhakti, it is imperative that we strengthen the spirit of Rashtra Bhakti.
May peace and harmony prevail!
SC’s Ayodhya Judgment is notable because:— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 9, 2019
It highlights that any dispute can be amicably solved in the spirit of due process of law.
It reaffirms the independence, transparency and farsightedness of our judiciary.
It clearly illustrates everybody is equal before the law.
The halls of justice have amicably concluded a matter going on for decades. Every side, every point of view was given adequate time and opportunity to express differing points of view. This verdict will further increase people’s faith in judicial processes.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 9, 2019
The calm and peace maintained by 130 crore Indians in the run-up to today’s verdict manifests India’s inherent commitment to peaceful coexistence.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 9, 2019
May this very spirit of unity and togetherness power the development trajectory of our nation. May every Indian be empowered.
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.