The Supreme Court’s Ayodhya-Babri Masjid verdict became “a right judgement” only because both sides accepted it, Congress leader P Chidambaram said on Wednesday.
“Because both sides have accepted it, it has become a right judgement,” the Congress leader said. “It is not a right judgement that both sides have accepted.”
Chidambaram was speaking at the launch of his colleague Salman Khurshid’s book Sunrise over Ayodhya.
In November 2019, the Supreme Court had awarded the disputed site on which the Babri Masjid was demolished by a Hindutva mob in 1992 to the Hindus. The verdict paved the way for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya.
The court had also ordered the government to acquire an alternative plot of land on which a mosque could be built.
At the book launch on Wednesday, Chidambaram said that the story that began in 1992 came to a completely unexpected end on November 9, 2019, the day of the Supreme court verdict.
“The jurisprudential faces of this judgement is extremely narrow, it is a very thin ledge, but due to the passage of time, what the author points out is, all sides have accepted it,” he said.
Chidambaram described the demolition of the Babri Masjid…