Prominent Sunni cleric and All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) member Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali Friday made an appeal to Muslims to “accept the verdict of the Supreme Court in the Ayodhya case.”
The verdict is expected on or before November 17.
“The final judgment in the Ayodhya case is expected soon. Most people are aware that the Ayodhya issue is the most sensitive matter in Independent India. Not only in India, the international community is also keeping a watch. It is the responsibility of each person to accept the verdict of the Supreme Court and maintain peace,” Rasheed said in a statement issued late on Thursday night.
He added, “I made an appeal to all imam that during the Friday prayers, they should appeal to people that there is no need to be scared. The Constitution should be trusted. Whatever the verdict, it should be accepted… Muslims should not say anything that may hurt anyone’s religious sentiments. The communal harmony of the country should not be affected.”
Speaking to The Indian Express, Rasheed said, “My appeal was to all clerics in the country. During Friday prayers, clerics at different mosques asked Muslims to stay calm and accept the verdict.”