Respect SC's judgement, people should strive for country's growth: Rajinikanth

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Nov 9 (ANI): Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Saturday said that he respected the judgement of the Supreme Court in the Ayodhya case and urged the people to strive for the wellness and growth of the country.

"I respect the judgement of the Supreme Court. People of all religions should strive hard for wellness and growth of the country," Rajinikanth told media persons at Poes Garden here.

The Supreme Court on Saturday directed the Central government to hand over the disputed site at Ayodhya for the construction of a temple and set up a trust for the same. The apex court further directed the government to give a suitable plot of land measuring five acres to the Sunni Waqf Board.

A five-judge constitution bench presided by Chief Justice Gogoi and comprising Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer passed the order on a batch of petitions against an order of the Allahabad High Court which trifurcated the site between the parties -- Ramlalla Virajman, Sunni Central Waqf Board and Nirmohi Akhara.

The decades-long legal dispute was fought by right-wing party Hindu Mahasabha, a sect of Hindu monks Nirmohi Akhara and Sunni Waqf Board over 2.77 acres of land in Ayodhya. (ANI)