Take court verdict in its stride, suggest religious leaders

Addressing a press conference on Monday Vishwa Hindu Parishat Convener Prof M B Puranik said that Mangalore is a communally sensitive region and in wake of this situation, whatever be the verdict of the Court, the leaders of the communities have to restrain themselves from responding to it in elaborate manners like holding public meet, rallies, procession, issuing provocative statements or  talks etc.

“The verdict will have to be in favour of one religion. No matter which religion it favours, everyone has to respect and accept the verdict as it is,” Puranik .
He  added that any ‘vijayothsava’ or ‘black day’ should not be observed following the verdict so as to maintain peace in the region. 

Muslim Central Committee President Mohammad Masood said that both the communities have to realise that there is an opportunity to appeal at the higher court over the verdict, hence there is no need to panic or over react with the verdict of the Allahbad High Court on September 24.

Mangalore MLA U T Khader said that verdict should not to create any wedge  or destroy the unity of the citizens.

Answering a query  if religious fundamental organisations like the Popular Front of India and Sri Ram Sene have been asked to maintain peace, Prof Puranik said that they have given a call to the society as a whole and hence they have not approached any organisations individually.

Mangalore South MLA N Yogish Bhat, Yenepoya University Chancellor Yenepoya Abdullah Kunhi, Dakshina Kannada Wakf Board Chairman Y Mohommad Kunhi, Bajrang Dal Chief Sharan Pumpwell and members of various religious fundamental organisations were present at the peace meet.
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