Advocating an out-of court settlement of the vexed Ram Janmabhoomi - Babri Masjid issue the spiritual Guru and founder of Art of living Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said that the Court cannot solve the issue which was close to people’s emotions by issuing a decree.
“This is not prudent to think that the court can solve the Ram Janma Bhoomi-Ayodhya issue. A court cannot please both sides. This is true that the section which will lose the case will not sit silent and will do something or act differently which can create problems in the society,” Sri Sri said in Balrampur on Wednesday.
The spiritual guru was on his way back to lucknow from Gorakhpur when he had an interaction with reporters in Balrampur.
“There is an effort to solve this vexed issue through mutual consensus and this is possible only if both warring parties come to the discussion table. I am hopeful that soon the issue will be resolved amicably,” he said hinting that something was cooking behind the scene.
On Tuesday night, Sri Sri had a meeting with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Gorakhpur where both discussed the possibility of construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya through mutual consensus and about Kumbh Mela at Allahabad which will be held in January 2019.
When asked about people questioning his credentials in solving this issue, Sri Sri said that people who were ignorant were talking like that. “I am confident that a solution will be reached and this issue will be resolved amicably. Whatever work I take up, I do not leave until it was finished,” he said.
A section of Hindus and Muslims have started opposing a move to find solution through mediation. VHP spokesman Sharad Sharma said that the time for mediation was over. “And why should we go for mediation. That place belongs to the Hindu samaj. Why should Hindus go for any samjhauta on its own property,” Sharma said.
Even All India Muslim Personal law Board (AIMPlB) and Babri Masjid Action Committee (BMAC) have turned down the proposals. “In what capacity is Sri Sri offering solution. He is not a party to the issue. The case is pending in the court and we will go by what the court says,” AIMPlB counsel and Convener of the Committee Zafaryab Jilani said.
In lucknow, Sri Sri addressed Anurag Utsav held at Smriti Upvan in Ashiana where he asked thousands of devotees not to accept dowry.