Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Saturday dismissed AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi's comment questioning his as a mediator in the Ayodhya dispute. The spiritual leader on Friday was appointed in the three-member panel by the Supreme Court to mediate on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case in Ayodhya.
On being questioned on Owaisi' remarks, Sri Sri said, "people will keep saying as they please", while speaking to the reporters.
Responding to his appointment in the panel of mediators, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi questioned the spiritual guru, saying he is not a neutral person. Addressing a press briefing, Owaisi went on to rake up a statement made by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in November 2018 over the Ayodhya dispute case.
"I would like to remind that on November 4, 2018, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, whom SC made one of the mediator, had said that if Muslim do not leave their claim on Ayodhya then India will become Syria. If he has a connection on the subject matter and he has shown his stand in the matter, this means he is not a neutral mediator. It would've been better if SC had appointed a neutral person," Owaisi said on Friday.
On being appointed by the Supreme Court in the panel of mediators, Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar had tweeted saying that we must all move together to end the long-standing conflicts happily and maintaining harmony in the society.
Meanwhile, here are the terms of the top court order in court-monitored mediation in the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi case: