Only dialogue can solve Ayodhya issue: Kanchi seer

Salem: Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati has said dialogue is the only way to a permanent settlement of the Ayodhya issue.

"Dialogue between various parties to the Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid title suit is the only way towards the permanent settlement of the issue," he told reporters on the sidelines of a function here yesterday.

The seer said he will participate in a talk between religious leaders of both the sides on the issue on May 14 in Delhi.

The Supreme Court on May 9 had stayed the Allahabad High Court's verdict dividing in three parts the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya, terming as "something strange" the judgement although the parties had not asked for trifurcation of the land.

The court, while staying the September 30, 2010 judgement of the Lucknow bench of the high court, ordered status quo at the site.