“Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb”: Hindu-Muslim Calls For Peace Before Ayodhya Order
With days to go before the much-anticipated Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya temple-mosque dispute case, religious leaders and organisations from both Hindu and Muslim communities have made appeals for calm.
Top Muslim clerics across Uttar Pradesh on Friday led appeals for peace in mosques just before Friday prayers, asking people from the community to maintain communal harmony at all costs. In Lucknow, appeals were led by Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali, the Shahi Imam of Lucknow, president of the Islamic Centre of India and member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board.
“Whatever the Supreme Court says, it has to be respected. There should be no celebration or any public opposition. Nothing should be said to hurt the sentiments of any other community. We have to maintain peace at all costs,” Mr Rasheed told a crowd of about 500 people at Lucknow’s Eidgah.
“The fabric of communal bonhomie and Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb should not be allowed to be damaged,” he said in a statement.
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