Ayodhya verdict: Anand Mahindra appreciates 5 judges for 'extraordinary courage', Mohandas Pai pleased, Farhan Akhtar urges people to stay calm
Section 144 of the CrPC has been imposed in Mumbai to ensure law and order.
In a unanimous judgement, a five-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, said the Sunni Waqf Board, which was a party to the title suit, should be given an alternate land somewhere else to build a mosque.
To ensure law and order, Section 144 of the CrPC has been imposed in Mumbai, while security has been beefed up around the Jama Masjid area and parts of Old Delhi.
B-town celebrities, business leaders, renowned authors and other personalities urged the citizens of the country to remain calm and move on.
Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra admired the five members - - Ranjan Gogoi, SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer - at the bench for their 'extraordinary courage' and their 'incredible application of mind'. About 12 hours before the hearing, the top boss had tweeted, hoping for a judgement that will make India a stronger and more united nation.
5 men. A decision that 1.3bn people were awaiting. What extraordinary courage it required to be on this bench & wha… https://t.co/hzNJ4npKZu— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) 1573282376000
'The Sky Is Pink' actor Farhan Akhtar requested the countrymen to respect the verdict. "Our country needs to move on from this as one people," he added.
Humble request to all concerned , please respect the Supreme Court verdict on #AyodhyaCase today. Accept it with gr… https://t.co/AKn7OtucdK— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) 1573276110000
While Taapsee Pannu hailed the verdict, Nimrat Kaur said no better words could describe this landmark day.
#AYODHYAVERDICT hail Supreme Court! Let the needful be done. Now moving towards working on issues that will help ou… https://t.co/8Fy7bGMOSL— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) 1573286300000
No better words possible for this landmark day. Much has already been lost in the name of God...no deity nor commun… https://t.co/XdFbjWtdUx— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) 1573285538000
Actor Vivek Oberoi, who played the lead in PM Narendra Modi's biopic this year, asked the nation to honour Mahatma Gandhi's by keeping peace and staying united.
No one could have said it better than the great father of our nation! Let us honour the Mahatma by keeping peace… https://t.co/61zh8gFAno— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) 1573282998000
Singer-turned-politician Babul Supriyo requested everyone in Asansol to maintain peace. He said that this verdict wasn't victory or loss to anyone, and should be accepted with grace. "Ram Rajya is always referred to as a Raj where complete peace prevailed," he added.
Request everyone in my Asansol, including my dear PartyMembers, 2 maintain complete peace abt the #AyodhyaVerdict•R… https://t.co/w9QR8ICA9A— Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) 1573280038000
In his tweet, Padma Shri Awardee and Former Infosys director TV Mohandas Pai said that SC did justice to 'India, its people, constitution and Hindus'. "The sword in heart of Indian civilisation has been removed," he exclaimed.
SC has done justice to India,Indians, our constitution and Hindus:The sword in heart of Indian civilization has bee… https://t.co/22MM94x8F2— Mohandas Pai (@TVMohandasPai) 1573278751000
Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar also took to Twitter to 'wholeheartedly' welcome the historic judgment. "This has brought joy and relief to people of both communities from a long-standing dispute," he wrote.
I wholeheartedly welcome the historic judgment of the Hon. Supreme Court. This has brought joy and relief to people… https://t.co/LVPdynMCWA— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (@SriSri) 1573282932000
Film-maker Atul Kasbekar urged people to move on for the sake of the country.
Chalo it’s done Move along now everyone And for my country’s sake, I hope that as the very famous AK once famousl… https://t.co/pqTcYvfp1O— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) 1573279757000
Renowned writer Chetan Bhagat thanked SC for the verdict, and the Hindu community for their patience. He also appreciated the entire Muslim community for their grace and generosity. 'India remains intact,' he added. Minutes before the verdict, the author had also tweeted a positive message, which read, "...No God would want disruption of peace. Let's keep it that way."
Whatever happens, no God would want disruption of peace. Let's keep it that way. #AyodhyaVerdict— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) 1573271338000
While #AyodhyaVerdict was the top trend across the globe, other hashtags like #RamMandir, #BabriMasjid, #HinduMuslimBhaiBhai, #AyodhyaJudgement, #AyodhyaHearing and #AyodhyaCase continued to show up on the trending list.