Several Bollywood celebrities received flak on social media for hailing the historic Ayhodhya verdict on the case of razing the Babri Mosque by BJP nationalists. The Indian Supreme Court on Saturday favored the Hindu nationalist when it gave the Hindu community the possession of the disputed land. A large group of Hindu-nationalist had razed the mosque to the ground in 1992. The ownership of the contentious land was claimed by both majority Hindus and Muslims.
#AYODHYAVERDICT hail Supreme Court! Let the needful be done. Now moving towards working on issues that will help our nation become the BEST place to LIVE in.
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) November 9, 2019
What a verdict! #RamMandir
Thank you Shri @narendramodi ji. #AYODHYAVERDICT pic.twitter.com/46ZXt2TSPt
— Koena Mitra (@koenamitra) November 9, 2019
Today ,9th November, 2019 will be remembered as A Blessed Day for Secular India :-
Hindu's got land for Ram Mandir,
Muslim's got land for a Masjid ,
Sikh's got Kartarpur Corridor 🙏🙏🙏. Sabka saath, sabka vikas and sabka Vishwas ! Bharat Mata Ki Jai !
— Kirron Kher (@KirronKherBJP) November 9, 2019
It would be really nice if those who get the 5 acres as compensation decide to make a big charitable hospital on that land sponsored and supported by the people all the communities .
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) November 10, 2019
They claimed the mosque was deliberately built on the land, which the birthplace of Hindu Lord Ram, and hence they rightfully deserve the possession of the land. The Indian Supreme Court on Saturday ruled that the disputed Babri Mosque land should be given to the Hindus while ordering the Muslims be allotted an alternate land as a replacement for the destroyed Babri Mosque.
Celebrities like Urmila Matondkar, Vivek Oberoi, Huma Qureshi, Kunal Kapoor, Shekhar Gupta, Javed Akhtar, Farhan Akhtar, Tapsee Pannu, Koena Mitra hailed the decision and declared it a triumph. Many of the celebrities joined the celebration which swept across India following the decision.
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While Muslim celebrities expressed reverence for the apex court’s decision asked people to practice restraint and patience and maintain peace and unity. Some even attacked the western media calling them out for anticipating bloodshed and mass riots following the verdict. They, however, came under heavy dissension from their followers on social media.
No one could have said it better than the great father of our nation!
Let us honour the Mahatma by keeping peace and staying united always 🙏#RamMandir #BabriMasjid #AyodhyaJudgment #AyodhaVerdict pic.twitter.com/9Q5VPAgZy6
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) November 9, 2019
This is a time for peace and healing. Let's be sensitive to each other and build a more inclusive and unified India 🇮🇳 #AYODHYAVERDICT
— Kunal Kapoor (@kapoorkkunal) November 9, 2019
As we welcome landmark #AYODHYAVERDICT with maturity n extreme sensitivity,let us remind ourselves n our leaders to finally bring attention on pressing issues like sinking economy,grappling unemployment n formation of a good government to respect People of #Maharashtra 🙏🏼
— Urmila Matondkar (@UrmilaMatondkar) November 9, 2019
Thank you SC. Thank you to the entire Muslim community for your grace and generosity. Thank you to the Hindu community for their patience. India remains intact, as does the birthplace of Ram. Jai Shri Ram. #AyodhyaVerdict
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) November 9, 2019
Actor-turned-politician Kiron Kher and Anupam Kher, who have been staunchest critics of Pakistan, also hailed Indian SC decision. The appreciation and praises usually followed by BJP-sympathisers and loyalists, who are hyper-nationalistic and believe in Hindu supremacy.
Many sane voices in India including top Muslim leaders and clerics have strongly reacted to the decision. Several people have slammed the Supreme Court of India, calling it detrimental for secularism in India. They demanded the land to be handed over to the Muslims for the construction of the mosque.