The Supreme Court, in its historic judgement on the decades-old land dispute in Ayodhya, said that it will be given to a government-run trust for the building of a temple and a five-acre "suitable" plot will be given for a mosque. Following the top court's decision, leaders from across party welcomed the Ayodhya verdict and appealed for peace.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated his statement that the verdict should not be seen as anybody's win or loss.
"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. Be it Ram Bhakti or Rahim Bhakti, it is imperative that we strengthen the spirit of Rashtra Bhakti. May peace and harmony prevail!" PM Modi tweeted.
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.
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.
After the big Ayodhya verdict, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, "The judgment on Ayodhya is historic. The judgement will further strengthen India's social fabric. I urge everyone to take the verdict with equanimity and magnanimity. I also appeal to the people to maintain peace and harmony after this landmark verdict."
The Judgment of Hon'ble Supreme Court on Ayodhya is historic. The Judgement will further strengthen India's social fabric.
I urge everyone to take the verdict with equanimity and magnanimity. I also appeal to the people to maintain peace & harmony after this landmark verdict. pic.twitter.com/DWnVRPuXMG
- Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) November 9, 2019
Home Minister Amit Shah welcomed the Ayodhya verdict saying the order will prove to be a milestone and further strengthen India's unity and integrity.
In a series of tweets, Mr Shah appealed to all communities and religions to accept the decision of the top court with ease and remain committed to ''Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat'' (one India, great India).
"I am confident that this landmark judgment given by the Supreme Court will prove to be a milestone in itself. This decision will further strengthen India''s unity, integrity and great culture," he said.
श्रीराम जन्मभूमि पर सर्वसम्मति से आये सर्वोच्च न्यायालय के फैसले का मैं स्वागत करता हूँ।- Amit Shah (@AmitShah) November 9, 2019
मैं सभी समुदायों और धर्म के लोगों से अपील करता हूँ कि हम इस निर्णय को सहजता से स्वीकारते हुए शांति और सौहार्द से परिपूर्ण 'एक भारत-श्रेष्ठ भारत' के अपने संकल्प के प्रति कटिबद्ध रहें।
Congress respects the Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya case, party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said today after the landmark Ayodhya judgement was delivered by the top court this morning.
"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," Mr Surjewala said.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also called for peace and harmony after the Ayodhya verdict.
"The Supreme Court has given its verdict on the Ayodhya issue. All the parties, communities and citizens should respect the decision and ensure that harmony is maintained. We need to be united and keep the relations cordial and strong," she tweeted.
अयोध्या मुद्दे पर भारत की सर्वोच्च अदालत ने फैसला दिया है। सभी पक्षों, समुदायों और नागरिकों को इस फ़ैसले का सम्मान करते हुए हमारी सदियों से चली आ रही मेलजोल की संस्कृति को बनाए रखना चाहिए। हम सबको एक होकर आपसी सौहार्द और भाईचारे को मजबूत करना होगा।— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) November 9, 2019
Welcoming the unanimous decision of the five-judge apex court bench, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said everybody should now forget the dispute, which had continued for many decades, and work together to build a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.
"We wanted the issue to end, this has happened. All sides (of the case) were evaluated and truth and justice have been highlighted," Mr Bhagwat said.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, "We welcome the Supreme Court judgement on Ayodhya which ended the decades-old dispute. I appeal for peace and harmony."
सभी पक्षों की दलीलें सुनने के बाद SC की बेंच के पाँचों जजों ने एकमत से आज अपना निर्णय दिया। हम SC के फ़ैसले का स्वागत करते हैं। कई दशकों के विवाद पर आज SC ने निर्णय दिया। वर्षों पुराना विवाद आज ख़त्म हुआ। मेरी सभी लोगों से अपील है कि शांति एवं सौहार्द बनाए रखें
- Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 9, 2019
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari appealed to people to "maintain peace and harmony" shortly after the Supreme Court delivered its verdict in the decades-old case.
"As people of this democratic country all should accept the decision taken by the Supreme Court on Ayodhya. We all have faith in the judiciary. People should maintain peace and harmony," Mr Gadkari said on Ayodhya verdict.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Ayodhya verdict said, "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, that is my appeal to the people."
"The divine judgement of the Supreme Court is welcome," senior BJP leader Uma Bharti tweeted after verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute case.
"A tribute to all those who laid down their lives for this work and a tribute to Advani ji, under whose leadership all of us put our best at stake for this great work," she added.
Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia appealed that all should accept the decision with patience and seriousness and maintain harmony.
"I respect the verdict of the Supreme Court. All should accept the verdict with seriousness and patience. It is our collective responsibility to maintain harmony, brotherhood and peace so that peace and harmony is maintained in the country which has strong foundations for it," he tweeted.
माननीय सुप्रीम कोर्ट के फैसले का सम्मान करता हूँ। सभी को इस फैसले को पूरी गंभीरता और धैर्य से स्वीकार करना चाहिये।— Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (@JM_Scindia) November 9, 2019
हम सब की जिम्मेदारी है कि इस फैसले के बाद आपसी सौहाद्र, भाईचारे और अमन चैन की नींव पर मजबूती से खड़े हमारे देश मे शांति और सद्भाव कायम रहे ।
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Saturday urged people of the state to "wholeheartedly welcome" the Supreme court verdict in the sensitive Ayodhya land dispute case, and not to react "emotionally."
He said, the judgement is neither a victory, nor a defeat for anyone.
"Let us all wholeheartedly welcome the apex court verdict. This is neither a victory for anyone, nor a defeat for anyone. Don''t react emotionally. Let the harmony and peace prevail. #AYODHYAVERDICT #AyodhyaCase" Mr Yediyurappa tweeted.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath appealed that people should respect the Supreme Court's decision and not be part of any festivity or protest. "Be wary of rumours and be alert," he wrote on Twitter.
अयोध्या मामले पर फ़ैसला आ चुका है।- Office Of Kamal Nath (@OfficeOfKNath) November 9, 2019
एक बार फिर आपसे अपील करता हुँ कि सर्वोच्च न्यायालय के इस फ़ैसले का हम सभी मिलजुलकर सम्मान व आदर करे।
किसी प्रकार के उत्साह ,जश्न व विरोध का हिस्सा ना बने।
अफ़वाहों से सावधान व सजग रहे।किसी भी प्रकार के बहकावे में ना आवे।
Political parties in Bengal also appealed to people to maintain peace in the state, as the Supreme Court began delivering its judgment on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit.
The Trinamool Congress leadership called for harmony and urged everyone to ensure that no untoward incident takes place in the wake of the verdict.
Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said people should respect the top court's judgment and maintain peace.
In a statement, CPI(M) state secretary Surya Kanta Mishra said, "We appeal to everybody, all the Left and secular forces of Bengal in particular, to actively maintain peace, harmony, unity among the people."