Ayodhya verdict may be exploited by “anti-national” forces : Doval meets Hindu, Muslim religious leaders, discusses ways to maintain peace

New Delhi, Nov 10: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has called for a meeting with the several prominent religious leaders from both Hindu and Muslim communities including Baba Ramdev, Swami Parmatmanand at his home on Sunday to discuss ways to maintain peace and harmony in the country after the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case as they concluded that .Ayodhya verdict may be exploited by “anti-national” forces both within the country and outside.

After the meeting, Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawad said, “I’m really proud of my nation that such a big issue that was pending since years has been resolved so smoothly. Both Hindus and Muslims have acted very patiently, it is highly commendable.”

Swami Chidanand Saraswati shared the similar sentiments saying, “Everyone has accepted the Supreme Court’s decision with love. We have come together and made it successful. I want to thank my Muslim brothers. None has won or lost, the whole world is praising our country.”

‘The leaders resolved to honour the decision of the Supreme Court and appealed to all countrymen to abide by it, emphasising that national interest overrides all other considerations,” the statement issue dafter the Doval meeting stated.

The statement was released after Doval held a meeting at his residence with religious leaders across faiths. In the wake of Supreme Court’s judgment in the Ayodhya title dipute case, eminent Hindu and Muslim religious leaders and intellectuals interacted with Doval.

Those present at the meeting reposed full faith in the rule of law and the Constitution of India and extended their full co-operation to the government in ensuring peace and communal harmony and upholding the rule of law.

“The leaders resolved to honour the decision of the Supreme Court and appealed to all countrymen to abide by it, emphasising that national interest overrides all other considerations,” the statement said.

The religious leaders noted that millions of people of both the communities displayed a great sense of responsibility sensitivity and restraint in accepting the SC verdict.

According to the statement, the leaders emphasised on the need for continuous dialogue between various communities.

In what will go down in history as one of its most landmark verdicts, the Supreme Court on Saturday granted the ownership of the 2.77 acres of disputed land in Ayodhya to the Hindus, paving the way for the construction of a Ram Temple, and ruled that the Muslims will get 5 acres of land at an alternative site.

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