On September 22, 2010, I had made an appeal to the people to receive the judgement of the Special Bench of the High Court of Allahabad with respect and equanimity, and to maintain peace and harmony. The judgement is now scheduled to be delivered on Thursday, September 30, 2010. The delay of six days has had, in my view, an unintended benefit. It has given an opportunity to a number of parties, groups and individuals to reiterate that they will respect the verdict of the Court.
The main political parties have reposed their faith in the due process of law. Many other organisations connected with the Ram Janmabhoomi – Babri Masjid dispute have also affirmed that they would respect the judgement of the Court and seek to advance their cause, if so advised, only in accordance with law. Many common citizens have also spoken or written in favour of a judicial resolution of the dispute. All these are helpful signs that peace and harmony will prevail in the wake of the judgement.
The Central Government has taken adequate measures and has deployed adequate security forces all over the country in order to assist the State Government to maintain law, order and peace. I would once again appeal to all sections of the people of the country to cooperate with the Government and uphold the values that are dear to our country. I wish to conclude by quoting two lines from Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite bhajan:
Ishwar Allah Tero Naam
Sabko Sanmati De Bhagwan
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