After a long wait, the Supreme Court has finally given the verdict over the pending Ram Janbhooomi and Babri Masjid land dispute that covers 2.77 acres of land. The court has given the argued land in Ayodhya for the construction of Ram temple to Hindus and has even stated that the Muslims will get an alternative land within the city to build a mosque. Reacting to the verdict, Bollywood celebrities such as Farhan Akhtar, Madhur Bhandarkar, Koena Mitra took to social media and urged the fans to maintain peace in their neighbourhood.
While Farhan Akhtar tweeted, “Humble request to all concerned, please respect the Supreme Court verdict on #AyodhyaCase today. Accept it with grace if it goes for you or against you. Our country needs to move on from this as one people. Jai Hind” (sic). Madhur Bhandarkar wrote, “Welcome the fair verdict over the #AyodhyaCase by Hon. Supreme Court. Finally, the long-pending issue will be resolved now.” (sic)
Check out Bollywood’s reactions here:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a tweet, appealed for peace, saying that the issue was not ‘a matter of victory or loss.’ Appeals for peace and respect for the top court, whichever way it goes, were also made by various top politicians, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and religious leaders from both sides.
The top court judgment came amid heightened security across the country. While educational institutes in various states, including Uttar Pradesh, have been closed till November 11, Ayodhya, which is the epicenter of the entire issue, was turned into a fortress. Section 144 was put in place across Uttar Pradesh.
The day-to-day hearings in the case started on August 6. The top court concluded its hearings and reserved its verdict on October 16.