Ayodhya Verdict: MEA Hits Out at Pakistan, Terms Its Remarks on SC Judgment 'Pathological Compulsion to Comment on Our Internal Affairs'
Ministry of External Affairs Official Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar. (Photo Credits: IANS/File)

New Delhi, November 9: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Saturday hit out at Pakistan for its comments on Ayodhya verdict. Giving a strong message, MEA termed Pakistan’s reactions as “pathological compulsion to comment on our internal affairs”. The MEA in a statement said, “We reject the unwarranted and gratuitous comments made by Pakistan on the judgment of Supreme Court on a civil matter that is completely internal to India.” Ayodhya Case Verdict: Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas Gets Possession of Disputed Site, Sunni Waqf Board to be Given 5-Acre Alternative Land.

The MEA accused Pakistan of spreading hatred is condemnable by commenting on the Ayodhya verdict. The external affairs ministry said, “It pertains to rule of law and equal respect for all faiths, concepts that aren't part of their ethos. So, while Pakistan's lack of comprehension isn't surprising, their pathological compulsion to comment on our internal affairs." Ayodhya Verdict: Asaduddin Owaisi Flays Congress For Showing 'Deceit' And 'Hypocrisy'.

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Earlier in the day, several Pakistani leaders including Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had condemned the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case. They questioned the timings of the verdict. Qureshi said that that judgment came on the day when the day of the opening ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor which could play down Pakistan’s effort of bringing peace. Commenting of the Ayodhya Verdict, Pakistan’s minister for science and technology Fawad Chaudhry tweeted, “shameful, disgusting, illegal and immoral.” Ayodhya Verdict Quotes: From PM Narendra Modi to Amit Shah and Other Key Leaders, Who Said What on the Supreme Court Judgment.

On Saturday, Supreme Court’s five-judge Constitution Bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi issued the verdict in the communally sensitive Ayodhya land dispute case. The bench handed over the possession of the disputed site to the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas. The Supreme Court asked the government to form the trust for building the Ram Temple. The top court also directed the government to give the Sunni Central Waqf Board a five-acre alternative land in Ayodhya for building a mosque.

Addressing the media, PM Narendra Modi hailed the Supreme Court verdict in Ayodhya title dispute case. OM Modi said it marks a "new dawn" for the country where "fear, bitterness and negativity" should have no place. The Prime Minister also stated that it was on this day that the Berlin Wall had been brought down 30 years back and it is on this day that Kartarpur corridor was opened with Pakistan.