PM appeals for peace after Ayodhya verdict
Amid apprehensions of trouble after the Ayodhya title suit verdict, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today appealed to the countrymen to maintain peace and harmony irrespective of the nature of the judgement.delhi Updated: Sep 28, 2010 21:22 IST
Amid apprehensions of trouble after the Ayodhya title suit verdict, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today appealed to the countrymen to maintain peace and harmony irrespective of the nature of the judgement.
"I think whatever be the nature of judgement, I think everyone should make every effort to maintain peace, harmony and tranquility in the country," Singh told reporters after releasing a book at his residence here.
Singh was asked about his message to the countrymen in view of the sensitive judgement on Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid title suits to be delivered by Allahabad High Court on Thursday.
He said his message was contained in the appeal issued by Cabinet over a week back.
Wary of extreme reactions, the Cabinet had adopted a resolution which said that the judicial recourse will not end till all sections are satisfied and further legal remedies would be available.
"There should be no attempt whatsoever made by any section of the people to provoke any other section or to indulge in any expression of emotion that would hurt the feelings of other people," the resolution had said.
"It goes without saying that the judgement needs to be treated with the utmost respect. At the same time, we must remember the fact that the judgement, at this state, is one step in the judicial process. The determination of the issues need not necessarily end with this judgement unless it is accepted by all parties," it said.
The resolution had said "in case any of the parties feels that further judicial consideration is required, there are legal remedies available which could be resorted to."