Congress respects Ayodhya verdict, appeals for peace


New Delhi, Nov 9 The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Saturday said it respects the verdict of the Supreme Court in the Ayodhya title dispute case and appeal to all to maintain peace and harmony.

In a statement, the CWC said it is the responsibility of each one of us to reaffirm the tradition of mutual respect and unity among all that has defined our society through the ages.

"We appeal to all the parties concerned and to all communities to abide by the secular values and spirit of fraternity enshrined in our Constitution and to maintain peace and harmony," it said.

The Supreme Court on Saturday gave the 2.77 acre disputed land in Ayodhya to the Hindus and asked the government to give an alternate land to the Sunni Waqf Board, which was a party to the title suit, to build a mosque.

In the unanimous judgement, the five-member bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, directed the Centre to form within three months a trust which will build a temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.