Rajnath, Gadkari welcome Ayodhya verdict

New Delhi


Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari on Saturday welcomed the judgement of the Supreme Court on the Ayodhya dispute and urged people to maintain peace and harmony.

While Singh called the judgement a "landmark", Gadkari said, "everyone must accept the verdict".

"It is a landmark judgement. This will strengthen the social fabric of the country, this is my faith. I appeal to all to maintain peace and to welcome the decision," Singh told media.

The Supreme Court on Saturday gave the 2.77 acre disputed land in Ayodhya to the Hindus and asked the government to give an alternate land somewhere else to the Sunni Waqf Board, which was a party to the title suit, to build a mosque.

In the unanimous judgement, the five-member bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, directed the Centre to form within three months a trust which will build a temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.IANS