Religious leaders appeal for peace

City makes for a picture of unity in diversity; tight security in place

Participating in a peace meeting convened by the district administration, on the eve of the verdict by Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court, on Wednesday the religious leaders said people irrespective of faith should maintain peace aftermath of the verdict.

Suttur Seer Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra  said it is a veiled issue and the verdict has to be welcomed whole-heartedly.  It is imperative as Dasara is scheduled to start from October 8 and hence the people should maintain harmony to facilitate people’s participation for the success of  ‘Naada Habba’. 

Bishop of Mysore Thomas Antony Vazhapilly, Bhashyam Swamiji also made a similar appeal. 

Police Commissioner Sunil Agarwal requested the public to not to pay heed to any rumours and inform police in case of any unrest in their nearest places. However, tight police security is in place with forces to be deployed from early morning hours of Thursday. 

Journalists K B Ganapathy and Rajashekar Koti said, even if the court gives its verdict, it cannot be deemed as final as still there is a provision to appeal against the same in Supreme Court. 

Medical Education and District In-charge Minister S A Ramdas, MLA Tanveer Sait, Deputy Commissioner Harsh Gupta, State Backward Classes Forum president K S Shivaramu, President, Mysore Kannada Vedike, S Balakrishna were prominent among those who attended the meeting.

The city was a picture of unity in diversity on Wednesday with people belonging to different faiths offering prayers at mosques and temples. They also raised slogans; hindu, muslim, sikh, isai abhay, sachmuch bhai bhai’.

Muslim brethren paid obeisance at Veerabhadreshwara Temple on D Banumaiah road, while hindus offered prayers at a mosque.

Mayor Sandesh Swamy, MLA Tanveer Sait, former Mayor Ayub Khan, Forum for Communal Harmony have appealed for peace in separate press releases.


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