Ayodhya verdict: Cong favours negotiation
Posted on: 03:33 PM IST Oct 05, 2010
New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday said that it wants a negotiated solution of the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit verdict.
"Congress will support any initiative which is taken to resolve Ayodhya issue through negotiation," said Congress spokesperson Janardhan Dwivedi in New Delhi after a meeting of the Congress Working Committee.
The Congress Working Committee met on Tuesday in New Delhi to discuss the Ayodhya verdict where Union Home Minister P Chidambaram briefed it about the verdict.
It was the Congress Working Committee's first meeting after the special three-judge Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court pronounced its verdict on the Ayodhya title suit on September 30.
The High Court decided by majority that the land under the central dome of the demolished Babri Masjid is the Ram Janamsthan.
The special bench comprising of Justice Sibghat Ullah Khan, Justice Sudhir Agrawal and Justice Dharam Veer Sharma also ruled that the 2.77 acres of land be divided into three parts - one-third to the party representing 'Ram Lala Virajman', one-third to Sunni Wakf Board and one-third to Nirmohi Akhara.
The High Court also dismissed the title suits of Sunni Wakf Board and Nirmohi Akhara and declared them to be time barred. The court also ruled that status quo be maintained for three months at the site in Ayodhya.