Sonia Gandhi appeals for peace citing the Ayodhya verdict

Sonia Gandhi appeals for peace citing the Ayodhya verdict

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday appealed to maintain peace and harmony in the aftermath of Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court’s verdict on Ayodhya title suit.

Pointing out that the court will deliver its judgment on a “sensitive" matter on Thursday, Gandhi, in a message to nation, said: “I appeal to all sections of the society to maintain peace and calm and accept the verdict graciously whatever it may be. Unity is the biggest strength of the Indian society."

The ruling United Progressive Alliance chairman also said that the almost the entire country has agreed to accept the verdict, showing faith in the judiciary’s neutrality. “This, not only, reflect the highest standards of our judiciary but also the mature thought process of our society."

The Lucknow bench is expected to deliver its judgment on the 60-year-old dispute between Hindus and Muslims over the ownership of land in Ayodhya where a group of Hindu extremists razed the 16-century Babri mosque on 6 December, 1992.