Ayodhya verdict: Hindu Americans call for communal harmony

"Respect for sacred lands as well as respect for the religious sentiments attached to such spaces goes to the very heart of religious pluralism and harmonious coexistence," said Mihir Meghani, co-founder and member of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF).

"It is our fervent hope that both Hindus and Muslims will exercise restraint no matter what the judgement (would be) and begin working towards reconciliation," Meghani said.
"While a court judgement may settle the legalities over land ownership, it will likely not win the hearts and minds of all those that hold this site to have deep religious and historical significance.

"Religious leaders can play a constructive role in an amicable resolution, taking into consideration that this site has served as a place of pilgrimage for millions of Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists even while the mosque was still intact," he said.The Allahabad High Court will pronounce the long awaited verdict on Ayodhya title suit on Friday.HAF leaders also expressed caution over any renewed politicisation of the issue.

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