Muslim leaders, both religious and political, intellectuals from the community and social activists have appealed to people to maintain peace in the wake of the verdict on the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute that the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court will deliver on September 24.
Maulana Mustkima Azmi, president of the Maharashtra Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, said on Monday that since intelligence agencies feared communal violence after the verdict, Muslim and Hindu communities should refrain from being violent. “Some leaders from both communities, with vested interests, will instigate people. But the people must not respond as these leaders are anti-national.”
Congress legislator Husain Dalwai, who also heads Maulana Azad Vichar Manch, said they would join hands with leaders from both communities to ensure peace.