Congress welcomes stay, BJP keeps mum

A group of religious leaders welcomed the stay, but the Communists thought it served no purpose.

Congress general secretary Janardhan Dwivedi told reporters here that the “party respected the Supreme Court decision”.

“Congress party’s primary view is that issues like the Ayodhya dispute should be solved through dialogue between the concerned parties and communities,” Dwivedi said.

  “If the dialogue does not lead to a solution, then judicial means should be resorted to. In that case, everyone should respect the court verdict too,” he added. The BJP refrained from offering its comments saying it will react when the judgment is pronounced in Lucknow.

“We will wait for the High Court verdict to come and then react to it,” BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said.

Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Basudeb Acharia said the Supreme Court should not have postponed the judgment.

“Whatever be the judgment, both the parties should abide by that,” Acharia said.

Bulk SMS ban extended till Sept 29

The Centre on Thursday extended till September 29 the ban on bulk SMSes and MMSes as a preventive measure in view of the court verdict on the Ayodhya title suit, reports PTI from New Delhi.

An order in this regard was formally issued by the Ministry of Communications in consultation with the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The order was issued to all mobile telecom service providers in the country for “banning all bulk SMSes and MMSes in all service areas with immediate effect till September 29”.

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