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Last Updated : Nov 09, 2019 01:54 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Ayodhya verdict: As Hindus get disputed land for Ram temple, find out who said what

The Supreme Court on November 9 cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed Ayodhya site and has directed that a 5-acre plot be allotted to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque. Here’s a look at some of the reactions following the SC decision.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said | “The Honourable Supreme Court has given its verdict on the Ayodhya issue. This verdict should not be seen as a win or loss for anybody. Be it Ram Bhakti or Rahim Bhakti, it is imperative that we strengthen the spirit of Rashtra Bhakti. May peace and harmony prevail!”
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said | “The Honourable Supreme Court has given its verdict on the Ayodhya issue. This verdict should not be seen as a win or loss for anybody. Be it Ram Bhakti or Rahim Bhakti, it is imperative that we strengthen the spirit of Rashtra Bhakti. May peace and harmony prevail!” (Image: Reuters)

Union Home Minister Amit Shah | “I welcome the unanimous verdict delivered by the Supreme Court. I appeal to people of all communities and religions to accept this decision with ease and remain committed to our resolve of 'Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat', full of peace and harmony.”
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah | “I welcome the unanimous verdict delivered by the Supreme Court. I appeal to people of all communities and religions to accept this decision with ease and remain committed to our resolve of 'Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat', full of peace and harmony.” (Image: Reuters)

The Congress party | "We appeal to all the parties concerned and to all communities to abide by the secular values and spirit of fraternity enshrined in our Constitution and to maintain peace and harmony. It is the responsibility of each one of us to reaffirm our tradition of mutual respect and unity among all that has defined our society through the ages."
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The Congress party | "We appeal to all the parties concerned and to all communities to abide by the secular values and spirit of fraternity enshrined in our Constitution and to maintain peace and harmony. It is the responsibility of each one of us to reaffirm our tradition of mutual respect and unity among all that has defined our society through the ages." (Image: PTI)

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | “It is a landmark judgement. Appeal to public to maintain peace and calm.”
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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | “It is a landmark judgement. Appeal to public to maintain peace and calm.” (Image: PTI)

Zafaryab Jilani, the counsel for the Muslim parties | "Five acres are of no value for us. We are dissatisfied with the verdict. It has lot of contradictions. We will discuss legal recourse after reading the full judgment."
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Zafaryab Jilani, the counsel for the Muslim parties | "Five acres are of no value for us. We are dissatisfied with the verdict. It has lot of contradictions. We will discuss legal recourse after reading the full judgment." (Image: Reuters)

Dargah Deewan Zainul Abedin Ali Khan, spiritual head of Ajmer Dargah | "The judiciary is supreme and everyone should respect the decision. It is the time to present a united face before the world because entire world is looking at India today."
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Dargah Deewan Zainul Abedin Ali Khan, spiritual head of Ajmer Dargah | "The judiciary is supreme and everyone should respect the decision. It is the time to present a united face before the world because entire world is looking at India today." (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

C S Vaidyanathan, senior advocate who was the lawyer for deity Ram Lalla | "It is a very balanced judgment and it is a victory for the people of India." (Image: Reuters -- For representational purpose only.)
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C S Vaidyanathan, senior advocate who was the lawyer for deity Ram Lalla | "It is a very balanced judgment and it is a victory for the people of India." (Image: Reuters - For representational purpose only.)

Nirmohi Akhara | “Nirmohi Akhara is grateful that the Supreme Court has recognised our fight of last 150 years and has given the Nirmohi Akhara adequate representation in the trust to be set up by the Central Government to build and manage the Shri Ram Janmasthan Temple.” (Image: Reuters)
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Nirmohi Akhara | “Nirmohi Akhara is grateful that the Supreme Court has recognised our fight of last 150 years and has given the Nirmohi Akhara adequate representation in the trust to be set up by the Central Government to build and manage the Shri Ram Janmasthan Temple.” (Image: Reuters)

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | “Supreme Court's judgement should be welcomed by everyone, it will be beneficial for the social harmony. There should be no further dispute on this issue, which is my appeal to the people.”
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | “Supreme Court's judgement should be welcomed by everyone, it will be beneficial for the social harmony. There should be no further dispute on this issue, which is my appeal to the people.” (Image: PTI)

First Published on Nov 9, 2019 01:54 pm
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