The political parties on Tuesday appealed for calm and asked people not to be provoked, following the Supreme Court's green signal to the Allahabad High Court to deliver the verdict on the Babri Masjid title suits.
From the right to the centre and the left of the political spectrum, parties said they were relieved that the uncertainty was over.
Law Minister Veerappa Moily dismissed as speculation that the government wanted to delay the verdict.
AICC general secretary Janardhan Dwivedi welcomed the order and said the party had always held that the issue should either be resolved through mutual talks or the court order should be obeyed.
BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar expressed “satisfaction” that the verdict would be out.
CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat said after the 1992 Masjid demolition, it was clear the dispute could not be resolved except through a judicial verdict.
Atul Anjaan of the CPI regretted that the Supreme Court had entertained the last-minute bid to delay the High Court verdict when all efforts towards a negotiated settlement had failed over the last 20 years.