Fri, 10 Jul 2020

New Delhi [India], Nov 9 (ANI): As the Supreme Court gets ready to pronounce its verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday urged the people to maintain peace and harmony in the nation.

"As all of you know, the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya case is going to come today. In this hour, whatever be the decision of the apex court, the unity, social harmony and love which is the thousand-year tradition of our country needs to be upheld," Vadra tweeted.

"This is the country of Mahatma Gandhi. Following the message of peace and non-violence is our duty," Vadra's second tweet read.

Similarly, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar too said that there should be no dispute over the apex court's verdict and appealed people not to create a negative environment.

"Supreme Court's verdict should be accepted by everyone, there should be no dispute over it. We appeal to everyone to not create a negative environment, cordiality should be maintained," Kumar told reporters in Bettiah, Bihar.

Meanwhile, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati put out a tweet urging people to respect the apex court's verdict and maintain harmony.

"The wait over the verdict in the Ayodhya case or the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute had finally come to an end with the honourable court pronouncing its judgement today. I again urge all people to accept the verdict, respect it and maintain peace," Mayawati's tweet read.

A five-judge constitution bench presided by Chief Justice Gogoi will shortly pronounce the verdict 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.

A decade-long legal dispute was fought between right-wing party Hindu Mahasabha, a sect of Hindu monks Nirmohi Akhara and Muslim Waqf Board over 2.77 acres of land in Ayodhya.

The dispute which had, over the years, turned into both religious and political battles, is expected to come to an end with the decision of the top court. (ANI)

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