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Cong declines comment on SC order on Ayodhya

Last Updated: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 21:10

New Delhi: Congress on Monday refrained from
commenting on the Supreme Court order staying Allahabad High
Court`s verdict that divided in three parts the disputed Ram
Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya.

"It is in our tradition that we do not comment on issues
while they are pending in the court," was the brief response
of party spokesperson Manish Tewari at the AICC briefing to
the repeated questions on the SC order.

A senior Congress leader, speaking on condition of
anonymity, said the party found nothing unusual in the SC
terming as "something strange" the Allabhad High Court
judgement as the the earlier order dividing the disputed Ram
Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya in three parts, even
though the parties to the dispute had not asked for
trifurcation of the land, had an element of surprise.

"However, we stick to our stand. The issue can either be
solved through mutual agreement among all stakeholders or the
Supreme Court decisioin has to be binding on all. We will
welcome either of these," the leader said.


First Published: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 21:10
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