Cong to abide by court verdict in Ayodhya title suit

With the Allahabad High Court set to pronounce its judgement in the 60-year-old title suit in the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, Congress on Friday said the party will abide by the verdict.

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2010, 00:18 AM IST

New Delhi: With the Allahabad High Court
set to pronounce its judgement in the 60-year-old title suit
in the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, Congress on Friday
said the party will abide by the verdict.

"From the beginning, Congress has held that the issue
should be settled amicably through dialogue. Now when the
issue is in court, the party would abide by the court
verdict," AICC General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi told
reporters here.

The Union government has made a strong appeal for
communal harmony and peace ahead of the judgement in the title
suit to be pronounced on September 24.

Asked about the appeal of the government to maintain
equanimity and tranquillity in the aftermath of the judgement,
Dwivedi said that it was the "responsibility of the government
to take precautions" keeping all aspects in view.

Refusing to comment further on the issue, he said, "The
court will take a view and we have to accept that".

Party sources, meanwhile, said that nothing much should
be read into the judgement as the case looked set go to the
Supreme Court in a natural course as an appeal by one of the
aggrieved parties, involved in litigation in the title suit.

A three-judge Special Bench of the High Court earlier
rejected a petition filed by one Ramesh Chandra Tripathi for
deferring the judgement for working out an out-of-court
settlement of the issue, saying there was no merit in the
application.

PTI