Resolve Ayodhya Issue Through Talks: Vinay Katiyar to Government

Lucknow, Sep 15 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national vice-president Vinay Katiyar Wednesday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to make attempts to resolve the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute through talks outside the court.

"The central government can file an affidavit in the court or take a suitable legal step for solving such a long-pending dispute which has religious sentiments attached to it," Katiyar told reporters here at a press conference.

Hailing the Allahabad High Court's move inviting counsel of the two parties to appear before it Sep 17 to try and reach a solution through mediation, Katiyar said: "We really appreciate the court's move related to the amicable settlement of the issue and want the central government should now come forward and intervene into the matter so that the issue could be solved through talks and discussions outside the court."

The Lucknow bench of the high court Monday called upon the rival parties to explore the possibility of a last-minute amicable settlement of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, on an application moved by a senior advocate.

Katiyar said: "Once the exercise starts, the court itself may also monitor the proceedings related to solving of the issue through discussions. I personally feel that matters related to religion, sentiments and beliefs should be settled outside the court."

The BJP leader said it was not only his desire but also that of lakhs of devotees of Lord Ram across the globe that a "grand temple should be constructed in Ayodhya".

"We would respect the court's judgment... The party in whose favour the judgment would come would sit quiet, while the other would move to the Supreme Court," he said.

A three-judge special bench of the high court is to pronounce the verdict in the case Sep 24.



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  • vincy, shamboor/Bangkok

    Wed, Sep 15 2010

    Ab aagaya woont pahaad ke neeche..once upon This vinay katiyar was giving long statements now suddenly realised and worried about losing the battle. Ram Jetmalani once said alothough he is in BJP today that,He had warned Advani about the worst consequences if he take up Ayodhya as a political issue.And the same as happened today.The people who voted NDA have forgotten the issue and forgotten the need of a Temple but this man want to take up again and wishes to create confusion.How he can expect congress to interfere in this matter.Really a shameful move by Vinay Katiyar

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  • Unaid Uppala, Uppala

    Wed, Sep 15 2010

    Building a public toilet will be more useful to public.

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  • John Vas, Kulshekar/Dubai

    Wed, Sep 15 2010

    Always BJP pressurise Govt. to do inquiry thru Supreme court and now all of a sudden they must have smelt it will not be in their favour. Hence they request PM to intervene and solve outside the court. This is always the case with parties and does not accept the law to take its own course. Very sad indeed. Either Muslim or Hindus should be ready to accept the verdict of supreme court. There should not be any revolt on the judgement.

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    Wed, Sep 15 2010

    Ayodya-Babari Masijid issue is main reason for misunderstanding between Hindu-Muslim communities for the time being. Hence at any cost amicable settlement must be reached between the warring parties(brothers). Both community need to focus on India first and rest is next.It is possible to reach out of court settlement before the issue itself explodes beyond control.HOPE & PRAY FOR THE BEST.

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