A day after the Allahabad High Court gave its judgement in the Ayodhya title suit, saying Hindus and Muslims are joint title holders, Home Minister P Chidambaram said the government is pleased and satisfied with the response to the Ayodhya verdict. He said the law and order situation is very peaceful across the country and that status quo will be maintained in Ayodhya for now.
“Response to Ayodhya verdict has been dignified,” said Chidambaram.
To a question whether the judgement dilutes the case relating to the demolition of Babri Masjid, the Home Minister said this judgement has nothing to do with the act that took place December 6, 1992.
“The demolition of Babri Masjid remains a criminal act and therefore yesterday’s judgement in no way interferes with that case,” he added.
The Home Minister said he expects appeals to be filed in the Supreme Court in the next few days, weeks. The government, he said, is not apprehensive about politics over Ayodhya verdict.