Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya land dispute case as a balanced and just judgment. PM Modi, who is at Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab to flag off first batch of pilgrims to Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan, asked people to strengthen their Bharat bhakti.

“The nation’s apex court has delivered its verdict in Ayodhya case. This verdict must not be seen as either victory or loss. Does not matter if you are a Ram Bhakt or Rahim Bhakt, it’s time to strengthen Bharat bhakti,” the prime minister said on Twitter. Follow live coverage of Ayodhya case verdict

He requested every Indian to maintain peace, harmony and unity.

Hailing the Supreme Court for the judgment, the prime minister said that the verdict was crucial because it shows why it is important to follow legal procedures while resolving any dispute.

“All parties got a proper chance to present their arguments as the temple of justice resolved the decades old dispute in a hamonious way,” the PM said.

“This decision has further strengthen people’s faith in India’s judicial process. I request 130 crore Indians to give an example of peace and harmony as per our ancient tradition,” he said.