New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) verdict on Ramjanmabhoomi land dispute case has finally put to rest the decades old litigation. The final verdict has finally paved way for Hindus to build a magnificent temple on the site where once a Ram Temple stood before it was destroyed by the invading force of Babur.
As the case comes to a close, one of the architectures of the Ramjanmabhoomi movement, BJP leader, L. K. Advani, has expressed his views on the verdict. He said that he stands vindicated as the court gave an unanimous verdict in favour of Hindus.
Advani said that he felt blessed by the SC’s verdict and added that the verdict is gratifying because the belief and sentiments of hundreds of crores of Indians have been respected.
He said, ” I have always stressed that Ram and Ramayana occupy an esteemed place in India’s cultural and civilizational heritage and Ramjanmabhoomi holds a special and sacred place in the hearts of crores of our countrymen in India and abroad. Therefore, it is gratifying that their belief and sentiments have been respected.”
Advani also welcmoed the court’s decision to give 5 acres of prominent land in Ayodhya for Muslims to build a mosque.
The veteran BJP leader reminded everyone that it is time to leave all contention and acrimony behind and to embrace communal concord and peace. He asked everyone to work together to strengthen India’s national unity and integrity.
Finally, Advani, in his statement said, In the course of the Ramjanmabhoomi Movement, I had often stated that the true purpose of constructing a Ram Mandir at Ayodhya is to construct a magnificent Rashtra Mandir – building India as a strong, prosperous, peaceful and harmonious nation with justice for all and exclusion of none. Let us rededicate ourselves to that noble mission today.