National Security Advisor Ajit Doval held a meeting with eminent religious leaders in New Delhi today, a day after the Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya case. According to a joint statement issued after the meeting at Mr Doval’s residence, the religious leaders pledged unstinted support to the government in all steps to maintain peace and order.
They appealed for maintaining peace and tranquillity amidst apprehensions that some anti-national elements may try to exploit the situation. Those attending the meeting were alive to the fact that certain anti-national and hostile elements, both within and outside the country, may attempt to exploit the situation to harm national interest.
The religious leaders noted with satisfaction that millions of Indians belonging to both communities, displayed great sense of responsibility, sensitivity and restraint in accepting the Court verdict. All the participants appreciated the initiative and emphasised the need for a continuous dialogue between various communities in future. They complimented the government for ensuring safety and security of every individual.