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Ram Mandir dispute: Muslim cleric seconds out of court settlement

News Agencies | Updated on: 22 March 2017, 10:40 IST

Asserting that the issue of Ayodhya Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute can be solved through talks, Muslim Cleric Maulana Suhaib Qasmi on Wednesday vouched for out of court settlement.

Qasmi said in the court someone has to lose and in such sensitive cases like the Ram Temple issue, view of both sides should be taken in to consideration before arriving on to a conclusion.

"All issues of the world can be solved through talks. Arguments and hatred bring no good. We cannot solve any problem through hatred. When a matter is heard in the court someone has to lose. And I believe that such matter should be dealt with sensitivity by considering view of all sides. So, this issue of the Babri Masjid should be solved through talks," Qasmi told ANI.

Retorting to Union Minister Mahesh Sharma's view in the matter, Qasmi said he is sure that the incumbent dispensation at the Centre will churn out a balanced solution in the case.

"At present we have a government which is thinking about all its citizen. It is a government which is ready to discuss all issues. And because we have to think of nations development we cannot just sit with all these issues, we need to solve these issues peacefully," said Qasmi.

The Supreme Court yesterday observed that the Ayodhya dispute must be settled amicably through "a cordial meeting" of all parties, and Chief Justice J.S. Khehar offered his personal mediation to help resolve the matter.

The court's remarks came after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy sought an early hearing of his plea seeking permission to build a Ram temple at the site of the demolished Babri mosque.

"These are issues of religion and sentiments. These are issues where all the parties can sit together and arrive at a consensual decision to end the dispute. All of you may sit together and hold a cordial meeting," a bench headed by Khehar said in an oral observation.


First published: 22 March 2017, 9:10 IST