Ayodhya issue


When there are thousands of cases pending before the judiciary and the Supreme Court, we have burdened the top court with deciding on a sensitive religious issue. Is it fair to burden the highest court of the land with past related cases especially when the poor have been waiting for justice for years? While the new world is racing forward using technology, we seem to be stuck on an issue that is mainly to play to the gallery. Else, it could have been settled by mutual give-and-take. Being religious, whatever the religion it is, also means to be humble and giving. At least for now, let the Supreme Court pronounce its verdict which we should accept with grace.

Let us move out of the past, and remember that the next generation wants jobs and not court cases (Page 1, “SC reserves Ayodhya verdict after 40-day marathon hearing”, October 17).

R.D. Singh,

Ambala Cantonment, Haryana

It is unfortunate that a judiciary, which is already choked and saddled with numerous cases, has had to deal with the counter-productive and intractable issue of Ayodhya. A temple or a mosque is irrelevant to the majority of population except for a few politicians and fanatics who want to continue to keep the Ayodhya pot boiling. One should not forget that god is omnipresent and not circumscribed to Ayodhya alone which is why there are myriad shrines and places of pilgrimage across India. No religion promotes animosity.

Deepak Singhal,


If a settlement has been reached between the parties, it would be a great victory for the mediators as well as the parties (Page 1, “‘Settlement reached in dispute’,” October 17). It would bring more peace than a judicial order where it is difficult to satisfy the sides in the dispute. The demolition of the Babri Masjid has led to violence and bloodshed. Political parties have also played the Ayodhya card resulting in polarisation and the rise of Hindutva.

If a settlement fructifies, it could be used as a trump card in all courts in all forms of disputes to mediate and reach a settlement. Mediation has another benefit. It ends the dispute and saves the time of the higher courts.

T. Anand Raj,


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