Bollywood celebs have urged everyone to respect the Supreme Court verdict in the politically sensitive case of the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masji land dispute in Ayodhya, which was announced on Saturday, 9 November.
Javed Akhtar tweeted: “It would be really nice if those who get the 5 acres as compensation decide to make a big charitable hospital on that land sponsored and supported by the people all the communities.”
It would be really nice if those who get the 5 acres as compensation decide to make a big charitable hospital on that land sponsored and supported by the people all the communities .— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) November 10, 2019
Taapsee Pannu tweeted: “Ho gaya. Bas. Ab? (It’s done. Now what?)” In another tweet, she welcomed the fact that the dispute had been resolved and said that we must move on to issues to “help our nation become the best place to live in”.
Ho gaya. Bas. Ab ?— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) November 9, 2019
#AYODHYAVERDICT hail Supreme Court! Let the needful be done. Now moving towards working on issues that will help our nation become the BEST place to LIVE in.— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) November 9, 2019
Huma Qureshi expressed a similar sentiment.
My dear Indians, please respect the Supreme Court verdict on #AyodhyaCase today. We all need to heal together and move on from this as one nation !! ??— Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) November 9, 2019
Kangana Ranaut’s team issued a statement on her behalf saying that the Supreme Court’s judgement “shows how all of us can coexist peacefully”.
"The supreme court judgement on #AYODHYAVERDICT shows how all of us can coexist peacefully. This is the beauty of our great country, and I urge everyone to rejoice in the fact that we define 'Unity in diversity' : #KanganaRanaut #AyodhyaJudgment #AyodhyacaseVerdict— Team Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) November 9, 2019
Here’s how other celebrities have reacted to the Ayodhya verdict:
What a glorious day.— Vikrant Massey (@masseysahib) November 9, 2019
Our tomorrow’s will be better than our yesterday’s.
I pray for an India that is stronger & unified as we move into a new decade. ??#AYODHYAVERDICT
What a glorious day !! #AyodhaVerdict ! Let’s all stand together and respect the Supreme court’s judgement ? A lot has been lost in the past . Here on let’s grow , prosper and coexist with unity to make our country an even better place to live in .. #humanity #indian— Rakul Singh (@Rakulpreet) November 9, 2019
Welcome the fair verdict over the #AyodhyaCase by Hon. Supreme Court. Finally the long pending issue will be resolved now. ?— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) November 9, 2019
This is a time for peace and healing. Let's be sensitive to each other and build a more inclusive and unified India ?? #AYODHYAVERDICT— Kunal Kapoor (@kapoorkkunal) November 9, 2019
Bollywood Calls for Peace Ahead of SC Verdict
Ahead of the verdict, Farhan Akhtar, Swara Bhasker and Anupam Kher took to Twitter to advocate for peace.
Anupam Kher tweeted lines from ‘Ishwar Allah Tere Naam’ that read: “Allah tere naam, Ishwar tere naam, sab ko sanmati de bhagwaan.”
अल्लाह तेरो नाम, ईश्वर तेरो नाम। सबको सम्मति दे भगवान। ?— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) November 9, 2019
रघुपति राघव राजा राम..— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) November 8, 2019
सब को सन्मति दे भगवान।
Swara Bhasker tweeted lines from the bhajan Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram, which is popularly associated with Mahatma Gandhi.
Farhan Akhtar called for everyone to respect the verdict tweeting, “Humble request to all concerned, please respect the Supreme Court verdict on #AyodhyaCase today. Accept it with grace if it goes for you or against you. Our country needs to move on from this as one people. Jai Hind.”
Humble request to all concerned , please respect the Supreme Court verdict on #AyodhyaCase today. Accept it with grace if it goes for you or against you. Our country needs to move on from this as one people. Jai Hind.— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) November 9, 2019
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