30 Sep : Political Parties on Thursday welcomed the Ayodhya judgement saying everyone should accept it and no one should treat it as a victory or defeat.
Congress party general secretary Janardhan Dwivedi told reporters, “Congress has held that the controversy should either be solved through talks or the verdict of the court should be accepted. The court has given the verdict. We should all welcome the judgement.”
Law Minister Verrappa Moily was guarded in his response to the Allahabad High Court verdict on Ayodhya saying he would be in a position to react only after going through the full text of the judgement.
“There are several versions which are coming. Lawyers are giving some versions. Let the judgement come in full text. Then we will be in a position to say (anything about the judgement),” Moily told reporters in New Delhi soon after the verdict was pronounced.
Bharatiya Janata Party welcomed the Allahabad High Court verdict on Ayodhya issue saying it was a “significant step” towards building a grand temple at the birthplace of Lord Ram and opened a new chapter for national integration.
“The Allahabad High Court verdict is a significant step towards building of a grand temple,” top BJP leader L K Advani told reporters after a meeting of party core group.
He said the BJP believed that this verdict opens a new chapter for national integration and a new era on inter- community relations.
Advani said his party was “gratified” that the nation received the verdict with maturity.
Advani did not take any questions on the matter and read out the party statement.
The meeting was attended by party chief Nitin Gadkari, Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj and her counterpart in upper house Arun Jaitely among others.
Appealing for restraint, the RSS said the Allahabad High Court verdict on Ayodhya title suit should not been seen as anybody’s victory or defeat and sought people’s support for construction of a Ram temple.
“The judgement has paved the way for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya…The judgement is not a win or loss for anybody. We invite everybody, including Muslims, to help build the temple,” Sarsangchalak Mohan Bhagwat told reporters.
“The court verdict should not be seen as anybody’s victory or defeat,” he reiterated.
Bhagwat also said the joy and happiness over the verdict should find expression in a “controlled and peaceful manner” within the limits of law and constitution.
CPI(M) said the judgement on Ayodhya title suit required to be fully studied as there may be questions on the nature of the verdict and maintained that recourse to Supreme Court should be the only way to resolve the matter.
“This judgement requires to be fully studied. There may be questions on the nature of the verdict,” the CPI(M) said in a statement.
“The CPI(M) maintains that in our constitutional secular democratic system the judicial process which includes recourse to the Supreme Court should be the only way to resolve the issue,” it said.
The party also appealed to the people of the country to maintain peace and communal harmony and not to fall prey to any provocations.
Chairman of Sri Ram Janmbhoomi Trust, Nritya Gopal Das welcomed the Allahabad High Court’s verdict on the Ayodhya title suit, but said they would challenge the decision to provide one third of the disputed land to Sunni Central Waqf Board, in the Supreme Court.
“We welcome the verdict, but will challenge the decision to give one third land to the Sunni Central Waqf Board in the apex court,” Das said reacting to the verdict on the issue.
He said he was not able to understand why one-third land was given to the board.