New Delhi: Shia cleric Maulana Syed Kalbe Jawad on Tuesday urged everyone to respect the Supreme Court’s final decision on the Ayodhya case. Speaking to news agency ANI after attending a meeting convened at Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi‘s in Delhi, Maulana Syed Kalbe Jawad said, “Whatever decision the Supreme Court delivers, we all must respect it. We will appeal to all to propagate that peace must be maintained.”
The meeting at Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s residence on Tuesday took place ahead of the 134-year-old Ayodhya verdict, stated news agency ANI. Some of those who attended the meeting are Muslim clerics, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leaders, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shahnawaz Hussain and filmmaker Muzaffar Ali, Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Hind leader Ali Maulana Mahmood Madani, chief of the Islamic Cultural Centre Sirajuddin Qureshi and top Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawwad, stated a report.
After the meeting, the Chairman of All India Sufi Sajjadanashin Council Syed Naseruddin Chishty told news agency ANI, “Everyone was of the unanimous view that people of all religions should respect the SC judgement. We will give guidelines to all dargahs to appeal to people not to believe rumours and fake news.”
Earlier reports suggested that both the sides deliberated upon numerous measures to maintain peace irrespective of the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Ayodya issue. Ahead of the apex court’s verdict on Ayodhya, the Uttar Pradesh government had issued a directive banning offensive posts on social media relating to the Ayodhya issue. On November 5 evening, the Pimpri-Chinchwad Police Comissionerate, as quoted by news agency ANI, reiterated, “It is advised that nobody should share a post or comment, or anything related to any particular religion which may affect somebody’s beliefs/sentiments, ahead of the probable verdict in Ayodhya case.”
The 40-day-long hearing in the Ayodhya case concluded on October 17 and the Supreme Court reserved its judgment in this politically sensitive case. The Muslim petitioners lambasted at the Hindu petitioners for demanded the apex court to correct the historical mistake of building a mosque in the land where Lord Ram was born. Both the sides argued throughout the day. Meanwhile, the Ayodhya judgment is likely to be delivered before Chief Justice Gogoi retires on November 17 this year.