New Delhi, Nov 9: Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Saturday that the Supreme Court judgement on decades old Ayodhya matter should be welcomed and respected wholeheartedly by all and it was collective responsibility of the people to strengthen unity, social harmony, brotherhood in the country.
''The court's judgement has come. Harmony and unity is the culture as well as the tradition of my country. To strengthen this unity is our collective responsibility,'' Mr Naqvi said in a video message here.
He said the apex court verdict should be respected and people should refrain from indulging in extreme emotions of victory and loss.
''We should accept the verdict and respect it. This should not be seen as a victory or loss as this is a judicial verdict. People should not indulge in extremes emotions of victory and loss,'' he said.
''I am sure, we will unitedly strengthen the age-old country's unity and harmony at any cost and not allow it to become weakened,'' he added.
In a historic verdict, the Supreme Court by a unanimous judgment ruled in favour of the Hindus who sought to build a Ram temple at the disputed site as birth place of Lord Ram.
Muslims will be given an alternate land in Ayodhya, a five-judge Constitution bench, led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said, in its landmark judgement. (UNI)