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No place for bitterness, fear, negativity in new India: Modi

The Prime Minister addressed the nation hours after the top court gave its judgment

By PTI in New Delhi
  • Published 9.11.19, 6:47 PM
  • Updated 9.11.19, 6:47 PM
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers his speech in New Delhi on Saturday (PTI photo)

India’s credo of unity in diversity was visible in its totality after the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute as all sections of the society accepted it with an open heart, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, urging people to shun bitterness and negativity for the sake of a new India.

Addressing the nation hours after the top court gave its judgment, Modi said the way each section of the society welcomed the verdict reflects India’s ancient traditions of amity and harmony.

He said the country’s credo of unity in diversity was today visible in its totality.

He also expressed happiness that the five-judge bench of the top court was unanimous in its order.

He said peace, unity and amity were essential for the development of India and described November 9 as a day to forget any bitterness one may have. He also brought up the issue of the tearing down of the Berlin Wall to underline the significance of the Supreme Court judgment.

Modi added that there was no place for fear, bitterness and negativity in new India.

Settling a fractious issue that goes back more than a century, the Supreme Court in a historic verdict on Saturday backed the construction of a Ram temple by a trust at the disputed site in Ayodhya, and ruled that an alternative five-acre plot must be found for a mosque in the Hindu holy town.