The meeting of the Babri Action Committee on the Ayodhya issue came to an end on Wednesday.
Zafaryab Jilani, one of the petitioners in the Ayodhya case, has said that the stand of the parties which are not pro-Ram Mandir remains unchanged. He also said that the petitioners will abide by the Supreme Court verdict.
Jilani added that the recent statement by pro-Ram Mandir groups and leaders to make the Temple in the disputed site don't hold water as PM Narendra Modi himself said that until Supreme Court verdict comes no action will be taken.
Here are excerpts from his media briefing:
"PM Modi has said that until Supreme Court gives a verdit there will be status quo on the issue. So the comments issued by some are for the public.
"The Supreme Court judge said about the mediation that even if there is one percent chance of finding a solution what is the harm? So we said that we will cooperate in the mediation.
"The Supreme Court mediation is going on, there is no out-of-court settlement. We will abide by the apex court's verdict
"Our stand on Ayodhya is unchanged."
The statement comes a day after BJP leader and UP Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Mourya said that the Centre will build the Ram Mandir at any cost. He said that the Centre will bring a law in order to construct the Mandir in case the Apex court and the mediation fail to resolve the issue in pro-Ram Mandir petitioners in the case.
"I have been saying without hesitation that there are two solutions - talks and the decision of the Supreme Court. If both solutions fail, Ram bhakts wish that the Ram Mandir must be made by enacting a law, and that shall happen," he said.