Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ahead of Ayodhya verdict, Gujarat appeals for peace

The Gujarat government Wednesday urged the people not to be swayed by the Ayodhya verdict and appealed to them to maintain peace in the state.

‘With the municipal corporation election next month and the Ayodhya judgment round the corner, the need of the hour is to help the state march towards progress,’ Chief Minister Narendra Modi said here.

‘My humble appeal to all citizens is that though you would be eagerly waiting the judgment (Ayodhya verdict), please do not be swayed by excitement as it will not benefit anyone. Kindly remember that Gujarat had laid to rest, for the past several years, the ghost of violence and curfew,’ the chief minister said.

Modi warned that the enemies of the country are closely watching the developments.

‘Let us not allow anti-social elements to succeed in destroying our peaceful social fabric. I appeal to all of you that let us take the development of Gujarat further towards the path of progress with peace, self-control and patience,’ he added.

A three-judge special bench of the Allahabad High Court is scheduled to pronounce the verdict in the Babri Masjid-Ramjanmabhoomi dispute Sep 24.


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