Pakistan terms Ayodhya verdict ‘bigoted’

Pakistan terms Ayodhya verdict ‘bigoted’

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Islamabad, Nov 9: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday slammed Indian Supreme Court's verdict on Babri Masjid, saying the judgment reflected "bigoted ideology of Modi regime".

According to Radio Pakistan, the Minister also expressed surprise as to why the day of the opening of Kartarpur Corridor was chosen by the Indian apex court for the verdict.

The Supreme Court in its verdict paved the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya and directed the Centre to allot a five-acre alternate plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque.

Qureshi further said, "The verdict by the Indian Supreme Court will put more pressure on the already suppressed Muslim community, the Pakistan Foreign Office will issue an official statement on the matter after reading the details of the verdict."

Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan said, "the verdict has blemished India's secular face and further tells that its apex court is not independent."

"While Pakistan is guaranteeing the rights of minorities by opening the Kartarpur corridor, India on the other hand is subjecting its minorities including Muslims to oppression. I regret that RSS ideology has slowly engulfed India," Awan said.

Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry backed Ms Awan's claims and said that the verdict is in the continuation of Modi's policies against minorities. (UNI)