Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: 'There Is Brotherhood Between Two Communities'

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Spiritual leader and Art Of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Saturday stated that "There is a lot of brotherhood and love between the two communities."

Written By Manjiri Chitre | Mumbai | Updated On:

Spiritual leader and Art Of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Saturday stated that "There is a lot of brotherhood and love between the two communities- Hindu and Muslims." He further said, "If you see in Ayodhya, there are a lot of Muslims working for the temple, they are making Ram Lalla's clothes. In several places, Muslims are also making Lord Ram's sculptures. The thing that there is a huge difference between Hindu and Muslims is not true. If we look at it on a ground level, there is a lot of brotherhood and love between the two communities. And I wish that this stays." 

While speaking to Republic Media Network's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said, "Everyone has offered to help. Hindus have offered to help build a Masjid, Muslims have offered to help build a temple. This is a good thing in our society. And this is possible with everyone's help."

On mediation in Ayodhya matter

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar while speaking to Republic TV said that there was a "great understanding between both the Hindu and Muslim parties during the Ayodhya mediation process." He also expressed the friendly attitude that was displayed by all the parties. The spiritual leader was a part of the Ayodhya mediation panel headed by former SC Justice Kalifulla. According to reports, the panel submitted its report to the SC outlining its proposals to resolve the dispute.

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Supreme Court's unanimous verdict

The Supreme Court on November 9, Saturday, delivered a unanimous judgment in the title suit of the disputed area giving it to the Hindu parties for the construction of a temple. The SC directed the Centre to come up with a scheme within three months to set up a trust which will hand over the outer courtyard and inner courtyard of the site for construction of a temple. Apart from this, the SC stated that an alternate land of five acres will be allotted to Muslims for the liberty of constructing a mosque, either by the central government or the State government, in a suitable and prominent place in Ayodhya. Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, while delivering the unanimous judgment, dismissed the claims of the Sunni Central Waqf Board and the Nirmohi Akhara. He also termed that the three-way division of the disputed land by the Allahabad HC in its 2010 verdict is wrong. 

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