New Delhi: Welcoming the historic judgment handed down in the land dispute case of Ayodhya, BJP veteran leader Lal Krishna Advani said Saturday that it was justified by the unanimous verdict of the court of Constitution composed of five judges.
"I support, and I feel deeply blessed, that the Supreme Court has rendered its unanimous verdict paving the way for the construction of a magnificent temple for Lord Ram at Ramjanmabhhomi in Ayodhya," he said.
Describing this as "a moment of achievement", Advani said that he now had the opportunity to "make my own modest contribution to the mass movement".
"I have always insisted that Ram and Ramayana occupy an esteemed place in the cultural and civilizational heritage of India, and Ramjanmabhoomi holds a special and sacred place in the hearts of our compatriots in India and abroad. It is therefore gratifying that their beliefs and feelings have been respected, "he said, also welcoming the Supreme Court's decision to allocate five acres of land to a good location. for the construction of a mosque in Ayodhya.
Advani said the judgment was the culmination of a long and contentious process that has unfolded in various forums – judicial and non-judicial – in recent decades.
"Now that the protracted conflict between Mandir and Masjid in Ayodhya has ended, the time has come to abandon all controversy and acrimony and to adopt community harmony and peace. calls on all components of our diverse society to work together to strengthen the unity and national integrity of India, "he said.
Advani is part of the troika, including Ramchandra Das and Ashok Singhal, who shaped the Ram Mandir movement. Advani is the most influential politician in shaping Ram Janmabhoomi's course of agitation. Unlike former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, his closest political confidant, Advani chose to become the tough face of the temple movement. While Vajpayee was more comfortable with wearing a mask (mukhauta) often, Advani led from the front.
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