Ahead of VHP’s Dharam Sabha; Hindu, Muslim litigants call for peace, harmony

AYDOHYA: Ahead of VHP’s Dharam Sabha, a peace meeting held in Ayodhya on Tuesday by Hindu seers and Muslim cleric to convey the message of brotherhood and communal harmony.

According to Times OF India, Mahant Dharam Das and Iqbal Ansari litigants in Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit were also in attendance at the meeting.

Mahant Dharam Das said, “VHP has claimed that over one lakh devotees will attend the Dharam Sabha in Ayodhya. Such a huge gathering must have created some feeling of insecurity among Muslims, but they need not worry. It is our duty to maintain peace in Ayodhya. The sadhus of Ayodhya will not let any one harm any Muslim citizen of Ayodhya.”

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Social activist Dr Yusuf Khan said, “Saffron forces are creating a hype and giving an impression that Muslims are blocking the construction of Ram temple, whereas the fact is that the matter is sub judice and the disputed site as well as the adjoining land is in custody of the Supreme Court. Muslims are not any where in the scene, and are not creating hurdles in way of the temple, we want peace and harmony,” he added.

Senior Muslim leader Iqbal Mustafa said, “The gathering is taking place in the name of construction of Ram temple at Ramjanmabhoomi. We have no objection to Ram temple as we consider Lord Ram as Imam-e-Hind. Leaving the disputed area, VHP can start the construction of Ram temple, Muslims will support.”