Ayodhya issue should be decided by Supreme Court: LJP
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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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