Political leaders were, however, more nuanced.
"We should all welcome it. If anyone has any reservation over the verdict, the Supreme Court is open...," Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said. "Nothing should be done to disturb harmony and peace."
The Communist Party of India-Marxist said: "In our constitutional, secular, democratic system, judicial process which includes recourse to the Supreme Court should be the only way to resolve the issue."
Image: Muslims pray for peace on the day of Ayodhya verdict, in Surat on Thursday.