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'Respect SC in Babri issue, stay away from rumours'

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Urging everyone to respect the regarding Ayodhya's case, a section of Muslim leaders on Wednesday alleged that the issue was "being used for politics" and cautioned people to stay away from rumours and be on against attempts to divide Hindus and Muslims.

"The issue flares up during elections every time, indicating that it is simply being used for politics. I request people of the nation to leave it for the to decide," Golam Rabbani, of All Ulema Board, told a press meet on the eve of the 26th anniversary of the demolition.

"is a secular country and we have full faith in law. We must forget the past as fighting over the same thing will have a negative impact on the coming generations," he said.

Urging everyone not to believe in rumours, Rabbani said: "It is high time to learn from the past mistakes as the consequences are only faced by the commoners. Some people are trying to divide Hindus and Muslims, so everyone should use their brain.

"All those people, be they Muslims or Hindus, who are actually fighting over the place, are the ones who hardly visit a or a temple," Moulana Meher said.

Recalling December 6, 1992, the day the was demolished, said: "I remember how riots broke out in Bengal after the demolition, but what is the point fighting over a or a temple when people of all religions are the same?"

Buddhist monk pointed out that also belongs to Buddhists.

"There was a Pagoda on this place and even this case is going on in the So I believe this place should be divided between people of all religion," Bhikkhu said.

"I strongly criticise the and yoga guru spoke on this issue. I want that the decision of the Supreme Court must be respected," Bhikkhu added.

Rabbani praised for maintaining secularism in the state.

"Chief Ministers from all states must learn from as she maintains harmony in the state so well. For this I would like to see her as the next of India," he said.



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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 19:20 IST