NEW DELHI, Nov 9 - The Supreme Court judgement on the Ayodhya issue has heralded a �new dawn� and should not be seen as win or loss for anybody, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, stressing that India�s credo of unity in diversity was visible in its totality as all sections of society accepted the verdict with an open heart.
Addressing the nation after the verdict in the politically and communally sensitive case was pronounced, Modi invoked the fall of Berlin wall on November 9, 1989 as he urged people to shun any fear, bitterness and negativity and come together to build a new India.
Modi also referred to the inauguration of the Kartarpur corridor, noting that both India and Pakistan played a role in the development, and stated that the lesson of the day is that we should be together to surge ahead.
Hailing the Supreme Court for delivering verdict on an important issue �which has a history of hundreds of years�, he pointed out that the entire country wanted the court to hear the matter daily and it happened. �For the Indian judiciary, it is a golden day...,� Modi said in his 11-minute-long address.
He said peace, unity and amity are essential for development of India and described November 9 as a day to forget any bitterness one may have.
Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister took to Twitter to assert that the judgment should not be seen as win or loss for anybody, and appealed to countrymen to maintain peace and harmony.
In a series of tweets in Hindi and English, Modi also asserted that the judgement clearly illustrates that everybody is equal before the law. �Be it Ram bhakti or Rahim bhakti (devotion to Ram or Rahim), it is imperative that we strengthen the spirit of rashtra bhakti (devotion to the country),� he said.
Noting that the temple of justice (the apex court) has amicably concluded a matter going on for decades, he said the SC verdict will further strengthen people�s faith in the judicial system. � PTI