Pakistan FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi strongly reacts against Indian SC verdict on Ayodhya case

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Pakistan FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi strongly reacts against Indian SC verdict on Ayodhya case

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi strongly reacts against Indian Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya case.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi objected to the timing of the verdict, which coincides with the inauguration of the Kartarpur Corridor, and said Pakistan would issue its response after going over the judgement in detail.

"Could it [verdict] not have waited a few days? I am deeply saddened at the insensitivity shown at such a joyous occasion," he said while talking to *DawnNewsTV*. "You should have taken part in this happy occasion and not attempted to divert attention. The dispute is a sensitive issue and should not have been made part of this happy day."

In the 1980s, as Hindu nationalism and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) began to strengthen, pressure grew for the mosque to be knocked down and replaced by a glorious Hindu temple.

In 1992, a Hindu mob estimated to number 200,000 did just that, reducing the mosque to rubble.

This unleashed some of the worst religious riots since India's bloody partition at the end of British colonial rule in 1947, leaving around 2,000 people dead, mainly Muslims.