By New Age Islam News Bureau
05 November 2019
Anticipating verdict of the Supreme Court on the Ramjanmbhoomi- Babri Masjid title suit Muslim organisations, clerics and intellectuals have issued appeals to the people of the country, particularly to the Muslim community, to accept the verdict with respect and maintain peace and harmony in the country.
On November 3, the All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat held a meeting which was participated by the heads of Muslim organisations, Muslim parliamentarians and intellectuals. President of Jamiat-e-Ulema Hind, Maulana Arshad Madani, former Chairperson of National Commission for Minorities, Wajahat Habibullah, President of Jamat-e-Islami Hind, Sadatullah Hussain and former MP Shahid Siddiqi. Current parliamentarians Jawed Hasan and Imran Hasan were also among the participants.
All the participants unanimously asserted that the verdict of the highest court on the Ayodhya title suit must be accepted with utmost respect and peace and harmony should be maintained at any cost.
The resolution passed in the meeting said,
"We appeal to all countrymen to face the situation with patience and endurance and avoid any kind of provocation and incitement and also stick to peace and optimism whatever be the circumstances."
On November 4, the Vice-Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University, Prof Tariq Mansoor also released an appeal to the AMU fraternity to maintain peace and harmony on the campus in particular and in the country in general. He appealed to the Muslims toreceive the verdict of the highest court of the country with respect and peace.
The appeal says:"The verdict in the Ayodhya case is likely to be delivered soon by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India. It is the duty of all sections of society to show utmost respect to the decision of the highest court and not to give a statement or indulge in any activity which may vitiate the peaceful atmosphere in the university campus, city and country. It is time to show the world that we Indians believe in the rule of law and will accept the decision of the highest court with maturity and respect.
I also caution all especially our peace loving and cultured students against rumours, false propaganda and fake news on social media. We must all exercise maximum restraint and maintain good will and amity all over the country. We are a nation of diverse cultures, languages, religions with a rich heritage and our great strength is unity in diversity."
The verdict of the Supreme Court on the Ayodhya land dispute case is expected soon and both the Hindu and Muslim communities are waiting for the verdict anxiously. The government has tightened security to maintain law and order after the delivery of the verdict.
On November 3, another Muslim organisation, All India Markazi Majlis-e- Chishtia, Hyderabad, held a meeting in which the representatives of the Majlis and other dignitaries participated and unanimously passed a resolution appealing to all Muslims to accept the verdict of the SC on Ayodhya issue in true Islamic spirit. The meeting was held under the leadership of Maulana Muzaffar Ali Sufi Chishti, Secretary of Majlis. The resolution said that the verdict would be welcome whether it is in favour of Hindus or Muslims. It further said that the verdict will be a historic one and will put to rest for once and all the longest land dispute in Indian history. Maulana Soofi said that the issue should not be seen as a religious issue but as a land dispute. He also appreciated the efforts of the RSS, BJP and other Hindu organisations to maintain peace and harmony before and after the judgement. He particularly applauded the statement of Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqwi in which he said that there was no need to celebrate the verdict. Maulana Muzaffar Ali Soofi further appealed to all the Sajjada Nasheens of Sufi shrines and imams of mosques to spread the message across to maintain peace and harmony and not to indulge in any anti-Islamic and anti- social actvity in the country find the remedy of the issue within the confines of the Constitution and the Law.