The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Friday said it was “inexplicable” why the Supreme Court deferred by a week the Ayodhya title suits verdict as the matter could not be settled out of court.

“It is inexplicable why the bench of the Supreme Court has decided to defer the verdict being given as there is no possibility of any settlement outside the court on this issue,” CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat told PTI here.

Reacting to the Supreme Court’s decision to defer by a week the title suits verdict, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury has also said that while negotiations and reconciliation were always welcome, “in all these years this has not been achieved. How can one expect to achieve this, that too within a week?”

“How much we may wish that it will happen and if really happens, it is very good. But in that pretext, I do not think we can go on and postpone an issue which can be counter-productive. We don’t want (that) to happen. So we are appealing that no one should get provoked. Whatever the judicial verdict, in a secular democracy, everyone should accept it,” Mr. Yechury had said on Thursday.

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