Prime News, National (New Delhi), November 9:- Political and religious leaders across the board are calling for peace and harmony as the Supreme Court has cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya and directed the Centre to allot a 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque.
In one of the most important and most anticipated judgments in India’s history, a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi put an end to the more than a century-old dispute that has torn the social fabric of the nation.
The apex court said the mosque should be constructed at a “prominent site” and a trust should be formed within three months for the construction of the temple at the site many Hindus believe Lord Ram was born. The site was occupied by the 16th-century Babri mosque which was destroyed by Hindu kar sevaks on December 6, 1992.
As the SC order has come in, leaders across the nation have asked people not to spread inflammatory messages or burst crackers. Religious bodies, including Ajmer Sharif Dargah, have asked people to respect the Supreme Court and accept the verdict.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it is time for Bharat bhakti for all.
“Supreme Court’s verdict has come, we are in favour of the construction of Ram Temple. This judgement not only opened the doors for the temple’s construction but also closed the doors for BJP and others to politicise the issue, said Congress leader Randeep Surjewala
On being asked by media if the temple should be constructed on Ayodhya site, Surjewala said: “Supreme Court ka nirnay aa chuka hai, svabhavik taur pe aapke sawal ka jawab haan mein hai, Bhartiye Rashtriye Congress Bhagwan Shri Ram ke Mandir ke nirman ki pakshdhar hai”. (MR, Inputs: Agencies)