Kerala governor Arif Mohammad Khan on Thursday said that countrymen should feel happy that a problem which has caused so much trouble has been amicably and peacefully resolved and the 'Bhoomi pujan' of Ram temple in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya should inspire us to build a better India.
"We should feel happy that a problem which has caused so much trouble has been amicably and peacefully resolved. Lots of conflicts and tensions happened because of the dispute. When the matter came to the Supreme Court, everybody was committed to accepting the verdict. The verdict came, a trust formed and they started building the temple yesterday. We should feel happy that it is resolved," Khan told .
"This, in fact, should inspire us to build a better India, an India which is based on the ethos of justice, mankind, and dignity of individuals. This chapter is closed. We should be proud and happy," he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took part in the 'bhoomi pujan' at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya.
The Supreme Court, on November 9 last year, had directed the Central government to hand over the site at Ayodhya for the construction of the Ram temple.
Meanwhile, the Governor commented on high-profile Kerala gold smuggling case and said that he has full trust in national and state agencies.
"I have full trust in national and state agencies, they are investigating the matter. We should not be impatient & wait for their conclusion. I am sure whosoever is responsible for violating the laws will not be spared," he said.
A special NIA court in Kochi on Thursday posted for August 10 hearing on the bail petition of Swapna Suresh, accused in the case.
Earlier, the NIA had submitted before the court that around Rs 1 crore cash and 982.5 grams gold ornaments were seized from two bank lockers of Swapna Suresh during the investigation in the matter.
The matter, which pertains to the smuggling of gold in the state through diplomatic channels, had come to light after 30 kg gold worth Rs 14.82 crores, smuggled in a consignment camouflaged as diplomatic baggage, was busted by customs in Thiruvananthapuram.
( With inputs from ANI )