ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday said the Indian Supreme Court’s verdict in Babri Mosque case apparently reflected the bigoted ideology of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi also expressed surprise as to why did the day of opening of Kartarpur Corridor was chosen by the Indian apex court for the verdict in Babri Mosque case.
The foreign minister noted that Muslims were already under a lot of pressure in India and this decision of the Indian court would further increase pressure on them.
Commenting on the Indian Supreme Court’s judgment in Babri Mosque case, Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan said the verdict had blemished the Indian secular face.
She said the Indian apex court had given the message that it was not independent.
Firdous Ashiq Awan said Pakistan was guaranteeing the rights of minorities by opening the Kartarpur corridor but India on the other hand was subjecting minorities including Muslims to oppression.
She regretted that the RSS ideology had engulfed India.
The Indian Supreme Court, in one of the most controversial verdicts of its history, on Saturday announced that a Hindu temple would be built at the site of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.
While, the pleas filed by Sunni Central Waqf Board and Shia Central Board of Waqf were rejected.
Ram Mandir would be built at the site of Babri Masjid and Sunni Waqf Board would be given five acre land at a separate place as an alternate to the site of the mosque in the city, the apex court ruled.
Hurting the sentiments of more than 217 million Muslim population in the country, the five-member bench of the top court in its verdict announced that the disputed land should be allotted to the Ramjanmabhoomi Trust. The government should constitute a board within three months for construction of the temple, it added.