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Ayodhya issue should be decided by Supreme Court: LJP

Last Updated: Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 19:37

New Delhi: The LJP, which is contesting
assembly election in Bihar in alliance with RJD, on Thursday
demanded that the Centre immediately refer the Allahabad High
Court verdict on Ayodhya to the Supreme Court.

"We believe that the Allahabad High Court verdict has
raised serious issues putting faith over and above law of the
land. Therefore, in our opinion, the matter needs final
verdict from the Supreme Court," LJP General Secretary
Abdul Khaliq said.
"We, therefore, demand from the government that it
clarify its stand on the Allahabad High Court verdict in the
Ayodhya dispute immediately and refer the matter to the
Supreme Court for its final verdict," he said.

Khaliq said that his party is of the view that if the
matter is not referred to the Supreme Court, "the Sangh
Parivar will surely celebrate it as its victory".

"The complete loss of Babri Mosque after its
destruction would be a psychological blow to the community of
Indian Muslims. It will crush the minority community`s will
power to stand up in future for their rights," Khaliq claimed.

Muslims constitute over 16 per cent of total voters in
Bihar and all political parties in the state have fielded good
number of candidates from the community.
Lalu Prasad`s party had been in power in the state for
close to 15 years as Muslim-Yadav (MY) combination worked for
the RJD. Both the parties have this time declared their
intention to have a Deputy Chief Minister from the community
if the alliance comes back to power.

Congress made a young Muslim its PCC chief in Mehboob
Kaiser immediately before the election and has announced
Muslim candidates in 48 of the 240 assembly constituencies.


First Published: Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 19:37
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