How foreign media reacted to Ayodhya verdict


Almost all top international media houses covered the historic Ayodhya verdict by Supreme Court on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case.

The New York Times; Wrote “Court Backs Hindus on Ayodhya, Handing Modi Victory in His Bid to Remake India”. The article, authored by Maria Abi-Habib and Sameer Yasir, describe the Ayodhya verdict as a major victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Washington Post; Reported “India’s Supreme Court clears way for a Hindu temple at country’s most disputed religious site”. The report, authored by Joanna Slater, called the Ayodhya verdict a “major victory” for Prime Minister Narendra Modi………

“The building of a temple to the Hindu god Ram in the town of Ayodhya is a long-cherished goal of Hindu nationalists and a key objective of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.”

The Guardian; In its report authored by Hannah Ellis-Petersen, also called the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya case a “huge victory” for PM Narendra Modi.
“The ruling, just six months after his landslide election win, is another huge victory for India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, and his Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) government, which have made the restoration of the Ram temple at Ayodhya a focal point of their Hindu nationalist agenda,” The Guardian reported.

The BBC; Analysing the judgment in the report said: “What was arguably one of the world’s most contentious property dispute has finally come to an end. The dispute over the plot has polarised, frustrated and exhausted India.”

The CNN; In its report, wrote “Hindus allowed to build on disputed holy site, India’s Supreme Court rules”. The joint report by Helen Regan, Swati Gupta and Manveena Suri explained the judgment.