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Ayodhya Verdict Reactions Live Updates: BJD, TMC, maintain silence on judgement

Ayodhya Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid Case Verdict Reactions LIVE News Updates: Political and religious leaders across the board are calling for peace and harmony.  The Prime Minister said the verdict has “reaffirmed the independence, transparency, and farsightedness of our judiciary.”

By: Express Web Desk | Lucknow, New Delhi | Updated: November 9, 2019 11:02:35 pm
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Ayodhya Verdict Reactions LIVE Updates: The much-awaited Supreme Court verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit came Saturday in which a government-run trust was handed over the 2.77 acres of the disputed land in Ayodhya for construction of Ram temple. The 5:0 unanimous verdict also allotted a separate five acres of land to Sunni Waqf Board for a mosque. Political and religious leaders across the board are calling for peace and harmony.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the verdict has “reaffirmed the independence, transparency, and farsightedness of our judiciary” and has increased the citizens’ faith in the system. Home Minister Amit Shah, too, welcomed the judgment and said the order will prove to be a milestone and further strengthen India’s unity and integrity.

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The Congress party also welcomed the judgement and said it is in favour of a temple and appealed for peace and harmony. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), however, said the verdict “neither provided equity nor justice”, and that it might file a review plea.

However, Board’s counsel Zafaryab Jilani, in his initial reaction soon after the judgement had said in Delhi, “The Ayodhya verdict has a lot of contradictions. We will seek a review as we are not satisfied with the verdict.”

Meanwhile, Pakistan  Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi objected to the timing of the Ayodhya verdict, which coincides with the inauguration of the Kartarpur corridor, saying he was “deeply saddened” at the “insensitivity” shown at such a joyous occasion.

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Ayodhya Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid case Supreme Court verdict reactions live updates:  Congress, Sunni Waqf Board welcomes verdict, says it has no plan to challenge it

23:02 (IST)09 Nov 2019
Ayodhya verdict will shape political and social landscape of India: US media

The Supreme Court's judgement in the Ayodhya case will shape the political and social landscape of India, the US media reported on Saturday, noting the steps taken by the Indian government to maintain law and order in the country after the verdict. For all the case's historical origins, “its judgment will help shape India's political and social landscape,” The Wall Street Journal, which has been following the case closely, said in a news dispatch from New Delhi.

Most of the mainstream American media, which reported about the verdict, underscored that the ruling by the five-judge bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi was unanimous. It also noted the steps taken by the government to maintain law and order in the country and across the board for overall acceptance of the apex court's judgement in this regard.

21:56 (IST)09 Nov 2019
Akhilesh takes to poetry reacting to Ayodhya verdict, terms it 'step in right direction'

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav took to poetry while reacting to the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya dispute and termed the judgment "an important step in the right direction". Settling a fractious issue that goes back more than a century, the Supreme Court in a historic verdict on Saturday backed the construction of a Ram temple by a trust at the disputed site in Ayodhya, and ruled that an alternative five-acre plot must be found for a mosque in the Hindu holy town. "'Jo faisley faslon ko ghatatey hain, woh insaan ko behtar insaan banate hain' (The decisions which bridges the gap, makes a better human being," Yadav tweeted. Later in a release, he said the verdict would be remembered as "historic" and hoped that everybody would maintain peace and none would hurt feelings of any community or create any tension.

21:54 (IST)09 Nov 2019
TMC, BJD maintain silence on Ayodhya Verdict

Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal on Saturday maintained silence on the Supreme Court judgment on the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case. The state BJP also kept mum on this issue, though the Congress came out with a reaction. The Trinamool Congress on maintained silence on the Ayodhya verdict. According to TMC sources, there has been "strict instruction" from the party top brass asking its leaders not to "utter a single word" on the judgement.

21:23 (IST)09 Nov 2019
Pakistan objects timing of Ayodhya verdict

Pakistan  Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday objected to the timing of the Ayodhya verdict, which coincides with the inauguration of the Kartarpur corridor, saying he was "deeply saddened" at the "insensitivity" shown at such a joyous occasion. 

The MEA hit out at Pakistan and rejected Islamabad's "pathological compulsion" to comment on its internal affairs with the obvious intent of spreading hatred is condemnable. 

19:10 (IST)09 Nov 2019
Feel deeply blessed: Advani on SC's verdict on Ayodhya

BJP veteran L K Advani, a key architect of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement, on Saturday wholeheartedly welcomed the historic Supreme Court judgment on the Ayodhya issue, saying that he stood vindicated and felt deeply blessed. "I stand vindicated, and feel deeply blessed, that the Supreme Court has given its unanimous verdict paving the way for the construction of a magnificent temple for Lord Ram at Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya," he added.

18:45 (IST)09 Nov 2019
Decision on Ayodhya means a lot for Uttar Pradesh: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that Supreme Court's decision on Ayodhya has proved that there's unity in  the country. He thanked all the citizens who welcomed the decision.

"The decision means a lot to Uttar Pradesh and this decision has proved that we can make bigger decision maintaining peace and calm," added Adityanath

18:25 (IST)09 Nov 2019
SC has tried to attend to all sides: Tripura Waqf Board

Tripura Waqf Board chief Baharul Islam Majumder said the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya issue has tried to solve a long-standing critical issue. "We hope the apex court verdict will be accepted and honoured throughout the country. Considering everything, the Court has tried to attend to all sides. If anyone has any submission, they can further submit before the Supreme Court", he said.

18:18 (IST)09 Nov 2019
Ayodhya verdict: Decision came with the consent of all, says PM Modi

In his address to the Nation Saturday over Ayodhya Verdict, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Supreme Court listened to all the sides during the hearing of this case with utmost patience and it is a matter of happiness for the entire country that the decision came with the consent of all. "After the verdict, the way every section of society, of every religion, has welcomed it is proof of India's ancient culture and tradition of social harmony."

Calling it a historic decision he said, "world has seen how strong our democracy is. Today's events will be recorded in history. Acceptance of the Ayodhya verdict reflects our tolerant nature."

17:34 (IST)09 Nov 2019
Watch | First reactions of political and religious leaders on Ayodhya Verdict

While RSS head Mohan Bhagwat welcomed the Ayodhya verdict, Asaduddin Owaisi called it 'victory of belief over facts'. Here are the first reactions of Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Rajnath Singh, Uma Bharti, and UP Sunni Central Waqf Board.

17:19 (IST)09 Nov 2019
Ayodhya Verdict 'joy and relief' to members of Hindu and Muslim communities: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Saturday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict in the politically sensitive Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, saying it has brought "joy and relief" to members of Hindu and Muslim communities.

Ravi Shankar was part of the mediation panel earlier appointed by the apex court for amicable resolution of the dispute.

"I wholeheartedly welcome the historic judgment of the Hon. Supreme Court. This has brought joy and relief to people of both communities from a long-standing dispute. #AYODHYAVERDICT," he tweeted.

17:00 (IST)09 Nov 2019
BJP always been committed to construction of Ram temple, says Nadda

BJP working president Jagat Prakash Nadda on Saturday said his party has always been committed to the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya and it played a "sincere and positive" role on the issue. Welcoming the unanimous decision of the five-judge apex court bench, Nadda said the judgment was an example of inclusive views representing all sections of the society.

"The Bharatiya Janata Party welcomes and salutes the people of the country who have united and kept the social, cultural and spiritual fabric of the country intact. This decision has given a clear message that we are united and the roots of democracy in India are very strong," Nadda said in a statement.

16:47 (IST)09 Nov 2019
Some people have 'Talibani mindset', no trust in judiciary: Naqvi on Owaisi's remarks

After AIMIM chief Assaduddin Owaisi expressed dissatisfaction over the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday hit out at AIMIM chief Assaduddin Owaisi for his critical remarks on the Supreme Court's Ayodhya verdict, saying some people have a "Talibani mindset" and "no trust" in the judiciary of the country. 

Slamming Owaisi, Naqvi said that some people are suffering "from the disease of Talibani mindset".

"These people have no trust on the Constitution or judiciary of the country," the senior BJP leader said. 

16:39 (IST)09 Nov 2019
SC verdict on Ayodhya: Jama Masjid Shahi Imam says matter shouldn't be stretched further

Accepting the Supreme Court verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case, the Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid in Delhi, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, said on Saturday the matter should not be stretched further. He said Muslims in the country want peace and they had already said that they would accept whatever judgment the apex court delivers. 

"We accept the court order and the Hindu-Muslim issue which had been going on for several years should come to an end now," Bukhari said in a press conference.

16:20 (IST)09 Nov 2019
Verdict is disappointing, but we accept it: Samastha Kerala Jamayithul Ulema


Samastha Kerala Jamayithul Ulema party in Kerala said the verdict is disappointing, but they accept it. "The Samastha respects the Indian judiciary and the Indian constitution. There should not be any kind of riots or communal disturbances. We appeal to everyone to not to break the existing communal harmony and friendship," it added.

Kanthapuram AP Aboobacker Musaliyar, Grand Mufti of India: "We respect the Supreme Court. Those who have won today must not celebrate. Those who have been defeated must not create problems. We have said this already. To talk more about the issues, we must get a copy of the judgment. We have to study it. Everyone must strive for peace in India. The victory or defeat over the Babri Masjid incident may be significant to every party, but protection of India and its sovereignty is much more important."

16:18 (IST)09 Nov 2019
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to visit Ayodhya on November 24

Welcoming the verdict Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said, "today's day will be written in golden letters in the history of India. Everyone has accepted the verdict. I will be going to Ayodhya on 24 November."  

16:14 (IST)09 Nov 2019
It is the victory of rule of law: Ram Lalla Deity Lawyer

Ram Lalla Deity Lawyer CS Vaidyanathan said, " It is a great day for India. SC has a pronounced verdict which has balanced the interest of all parties&also tried to ensure that unity and integrity of the nation is preserved and brotherhood is maintained. It is the victory of rule of law." 

16:07 (IST)09 Nov 2019
Trust formed for Ram temple should be onsiderate about keeping intact unity among people: MM Joshi

Terming the Supreme Court judgment “historic”, Murli Manohar Joshi said the trust that would be responsible for the construction of the Ram temple would have to be considerate about keeping people united. Read more 

15:42 (IST)09 Nov 2019
We humbly accept SC verdict: Shia Cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawad

Reacting to the Ayodhya verdict, Shia Cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawad said even though the Muslim Personal law board has the right to file a review petition, Muslims by and large have accepted this verdict. " We humbly accept SC verdict, I think the matter should just end now," he added.   


Sunni Central Waqf Board Chairman Zafar Ahmad Farooqui also said that welcomed the Supreme Court verdict and said it has no plans to challenge it.

"We welcome the Supreme Court verdict in the case. The Board has no plans to challenge it," Farooqui said.

15:05 (IST)09 Nov 2019
Take all future action in amicable atmosphere: Mayawati on Ayodhya verdict

BSP president Mayawati on Saturday appealed to everyone to maintain an amicable atmosphere after the Supreme Court announced its verdict in the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case.

"While respecting the historic, unanimous decision given by the Supreme Court in relation to the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute today as per the secular Constitution of Param Pujya Baba Saheb Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, all future action should only be taken in an amicable atmosphere. This is an appeal and suggestion," the Bahujan Samaj Party chief said in a tweet in Hindi.

15:04 (IST)09 Nov 2019
Govt should take speedy steps on directions issued by SC, 60% of pillars and beams for Ram temple ready: VHP working president

Welcoming the Ayodhya verdict VHP working president Alok Verma said that the government should take speedy steps on the directions issued by the Supreme court. " SC verdict a decisive step towards the construction of grand Ram temple in Ayodhya.60 per cent of pillars and beams for Ram temple are ready," he added.

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Ayodhya Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid verdict reactions live updates:

The outcome of one of India’s most significant and sensitive litigation will be known Saturday morning when a five-judge Constitution Bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, rules on appeals challenging a 2010 order on the title to the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya.

Soon after the verdict date was announced on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for calm, underlining that the judgment “will not be anyone’s loss or victory”. Taking to Twitter,  the PM said: “The Supreme Court will rule on Ayodhya tomorrow. In the last few months, there was continuous hearing on this issue and the whole country was following it with curiosity. While the hearing was on, all sections of the society made efforts to maintain a harmonious atmosphere which is highly appreciated.”

PM Modi Friday said, “According the highest respect to the judiciary, various sections of society, social and cultural organisations and all parties have put in efforts in the last few days to maintain amity and positive atmosphere. This is very welcome. We have to maintain amity even after the verdict is delivered.”

“Whatever be the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya, it will not be anyone’s loss or victory. My appeal to countrymen is that it should be our priority that the verdict strengthens India’s great tradition of peace, unity and amity,” he tweeted.

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