Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday held a media briefing after the historic Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute. Thackeray in his media briefing said that he is happy that the dispute has finally ended and urged people to maintain peace and unity. Thackeray also said that if situation permits, then he will visit Ayodhya on November 24, exactly a year after his previous visit. The Supreme Court bench led by CJI Rajan Gogoi on Saturday ruled that the disputed land will be given to Hindus to construct the temple whereas Muslims will be given a separate 5-acre land in a prominent and suitable area in Ayodhya.
Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, while briefing the media on Saturday, remembered the contribution of several dignitaries including late Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray. Uddhav said, "I am happy that the dispute has ended today. When people in this country were afraid to say, "I am a Hindu" it was the Shiv Sena supremo then who started a revolution of Hindutva. He powered the voice of 'Hindutva'. I will soon go to Delhi to meet L K Advani as he will extremely pleased with the SC verdict."
Thackeray said that the monumental judgement by the Supreme Court marks a golden day in Indian history. "Last year on November 24, me and few Shiv Sainiks had visited Ayodhya and had offered an arti on the banks of river Sarayu. I had taken the soil from Shiv Janmabhoomi to Ayodhya. In the coming 2-3 days, I will visit Shivneri, the birthplace of Shivaji Maharaj again. I feel that this (the verdict) is justice for people who have faith in Hinduism. I also appeal to people to maintain peace and calm and celebrate in such ways that it does not hurt anyone," he said. The Sena chief also added that if situation permits, then he will visit Ayodhya again on November 24.
Delivering 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 construction of a mosque either by the central govt or the state govt in a suitable place in Ayodhya.