Avoid Unnecessary Statements on Ayodhya
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 07, Nov 2019, 10:07 am IST | UPDATED: 07, Nov 2019, 10:07 am IST
Delhi: Ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked his council of ministers to refrain from making unnecessary comments on the sensitive issue and asked them to maintain peace and harmony.A five-judge Bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, has concluded hearing in the case and a verdict is expected by November 17.The Supreme Court is expected to deliver the verdict before CJI Ranjan Gogoi retires on November 17.
Modi, while chairing a meeting of his Council of Ministers, took stock of the situation prevailing in the country. Everyone, including the government, had the responsibility to maintain peace and harmony, while avoiding provocation, he said.
He also emphasised that the verdict should not be seen through the prism of victory and defeat.This is the second time in the past 10 days that the Prime Minister spoke on the need to maintain peace on the Ayodhya issue. In his October 27 'Mann ki Baat' radio programme, he cited the example how all sections had accepted the Allahabad High Court verdict in the case in 2010.A day earlier, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi met some Hindu and Muslim leaders and agreed that peace would be maintained.Earlier in the day, the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind said the court's verdict would be acceptable to it and urged Muslims to respect it.Meanwhile, prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC, which prohibits assembly of more than 4 persons, have been imposed in Ayodhya district till December 10.