Minutes ahead of the Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case on Saturday, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar asserted that Indians were united. Expressing his hope on the judgement appealing to all communities, he urged people to maintain peace and harmony. Furthermore, he called against any celebration or demonstration on the occasion.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar remarked, “Long-awaited historic judgement is expected today. I am sure that it will satisfy all communities. I appeal to everyone in the country to maintain peace and harmony and a sense of brotherhood. Please do not celebrate or make any demonstration. We are one.”
There has been a longstanding legal dispute about the ownership of land in Ayodhya, which is considered as the birthplace of Lord Ram. The Allahabad High Court gave its judgement in 2010, partitioning the 2.77 acre land among the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla. 14 appeals were filed in the SC against the Allahabad High Court judgement. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was part of the Ayodhya mediation panel headed by former SC Justice Kalifulla. The panel submitted a report to the SC outlining its proposals to solve the dispute.