Babri Masjid: Popular Front appeals for peace and harmony

Popular Front of India Chairman E Abubacker, in a statement issued today, appealed to all citizens and groups to maintain peace and harmony following the Supreme Court verdict on Babri Masjid title suit. He also reiterated faith in higher judiciary and hoped that the verdict would be delivered based on facts and records.

The nation is expecting the verdict of Supreme Court in coming days in the decades-long issue that has torn off our social fabric in many ways. The demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992 by sheer vandalism was an assault on the very foundations of our nation as a secular and democratic republic. There were also recent attempts from communal forces to intimidate lawyers and litigants involved in the case. Now it is the hope of the nation that the issue will have a peaceful and permanent settlement with the forthcoming Supreme Court verdict and it will open a new era of coexistence and inclusiveness in the country.

While remaining committed to justice, it is the responsibility of all sections to uphold the rule of law and sanctity of judiciary. Popular Front Chairman requested everybody to refrain from highly charged expressions of joy or anger in case the verdict is favourable or unfavourable.