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Ayodhya Verdict: Prince of Arcot supports SC's ruling

Ayodhya Verdict: Prince of Arcot supports SC
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Prince of Arcot has commended the court's decision in connection to India's longest land dispute of Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid.

CHENNAI: Yesterday, the 10th of November was a highly significant day in the history of India, with the country's longest land dispute coming to an end. The Supreme Court passed a judgment at 11 AM after decades of disputes between people of Hindu and Muslim faith, who both claimed stake in the 2.77 acre land in the sacred city of Ayodhya. As the judgment was pronounced, many leaders of the country came out in support of the ruling and urged the public to exercise restraint on a significant day. PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter and said the verdict is not about the win or loss on either side and asked his council of ministers to not make unnecessary statements in wake of the judgment.

The Prince of Arcot Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali welcomed the Supreme Court's verdict on the long-pending dispute on Sunday. In an official statement, he said: "It has finally brought closure to what looked like an intractable dispute between the two major communities of India." He added that Muslims must find solace in the fact that the Supreme Court did not agree with the allegation that Babri Masjid was built on a demolished temple.

"Supreme Court has reiterated the fact that both the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992 and the surreptitious placing of idols in 1949 in the structure were illegal. Therefore, those responsible for the demolition must be brought to book," he said.

Like the other leaders of the nation, even he appealed to the people of India, irrespective of caste, creed or religion, to work together for the steady progress and development of the country. He said any progress can be achieved only through the improvement of the socio-economic conditions of the masses, and not by creating rifts over places of worship. "Let us not give any quarter to communalism and pseudo-nationalism. We must together resist all attempts to exploit religious sentiments for political purposes," he added in his statement.

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