NSA Ajit Doval meets Hindu, Muslim religious leaders post Ayodhya verdict, discuss peace measures
The Supreme Court in a historic verdict on Saturday backed the construction of a Ram temple by a government trust at the disputed site in Ayodhya, and ruled that an alternative five-acre plot must be found for a mosque in the Hindu holy town.
New Delhi: Following the Ayodhya verdict, Shia clerics Maulana Kalbe Jawad and Swami Chidanand Saraswati have met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval at his residence in Delhi. This meeting was held to discuss the security arrangements in the country.
Inter-religious faith meet
Ajit Doval met inter-religious faith leaders like Baba Ramdev, Maulana M Madani, and Avdheshanand Giri to discuss the need for maintaining peace and harmony after the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya.
Delhi: Shia Cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawad and Swami Chidanand Saraswati at the inter-religious faith meet at National Security Advisor Ajit Doval’s residence, today. pic.twitter.com/qhlmL5tami
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Joint statement by religious leaders after meeting NSA Ajit Doval
Those attending the meeting were alive to the fact that certain anti-national&hostile elements, both within&outside the country, may attempt to exploit the situation to harm our national interest.
Historic verdict by Supreme Court
The Supreme Court in a historic verdict on Saturday backed the construction of a Ram temple by a government trust at the disputed site in Ayodhya and ruled that an alternative five-acre plot must be found for a mosque in the Hindu holy town.
Delivering a unanimous verdict on a case that has long polarised the country and frayed the secular tapestry of Indian society, a five-judge bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said the faith of Hindus that Lord Ram was born at the site was undisputed, and he is symbolically the owner of the land.