Friday, September 17, 2010

Calling for Peace

Sep. 24, 2010 is all set to turn into a major law and order challenge. The Allahabad High Court has decided to give its verdict on the six-decade old Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site title feud, a battle that has polarised the right wing.

With the approval of the Union Cabinet, the Government published an appeal today in all major dailies, calling for peace on that day. The UP Government has asked for several companies of Central Forces, while right-wing groups have come together to oppose or "implement" the court verdict.

The situation is extremely dangerous and could go out of control. it is necessary that all right-thinking Indians oppose any violence on that day. Fortunately, the BJP, as the principal Opposition, has also called for peace, although its Sangh affiliates don't seem to agree. Nonetheless, such a volatile situation must not be vitiated by posturing. All must respect the court's order and not take the law into their own hands.

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