SC ruling a huge relief: VHP

The VHP today welcomed the Supreme Court ruling dismissing a plea for deferment of the verdict on Ayodhya title suits but appealed to Hindus to maintain calm even if the judgement went against the saffron outfit.

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2010, 18:49 PM IST

Allahabad: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP)
today welcomed the Supreme Court ruling dismissing a plea for
deferment of the verdict on Ayodhya title suits but appealed
to Hindus to maintain calm even if the judgement went against
the saffron outfit.

The apex court`s order had brought a huge relief to all
those apprehending a prolonged delay on adjudication of
60-year-old title suits, VHP International President Ashok
Singhal told reporters here.

He reiterated VHP`s stand that building a Ram temple at
Ayodhya by an Act of Parliament was the only way to resolve
the lingering issue.

"We welcome the Supreme Court`s decision to vacate the
stay on pronouncement of the verdict by the Lucknow Bench of
the Allahabad High Court," Singhal said.

"This has brought a tremendous relief to all those who
were apprehending a huge delay in adjudication of the matter
as one of the judges on the High Court bench is to retire in
three days," he said.

Asked about the possibility of the High Court ruling
going against the VHP, Singhal said "we will still have the
option of moving the Supreme Court."

"We, however, appeal to our Hindu brethren to stay
calm irrespective of which way the verdict goes," the VHP
supremo said.

He said, "building a Ram temple at the disputed site
in Ayodhya is the only way out and we will continue to strive
for the same."

Singhal alleged the stay on the pronouncement of
verdict had "caused a lot of confusion and raised a number of
doubts in minds of the people".

He demanded an inquiry to identify forces which were
behind this "mischievous move".

The Allahabad High Court will deliver its verdict on
60-year-old Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit on Thursday
after the Supreme Court today cleared the way dismissing a
petition for its deferment.

PTI