Published:  01:46 AM, 10 November 2019

No tension in Bangladesh

Momen on Babri Mosque verdict

No tension in Bangladesh

Foreign minister Dr A K Abdul Momen expected the Indian Supreme Court verdict on Babri Mosque issue to cause no tension in Bangladesh and wished peace to prevail in India as well. He, however, said he does not know about the verdict in details but expects the harmony to be maintained in the both countries.

"We won't be in any tension regarding this (Ayodhya land dispute verdict)." Momen said this while talking to the reporters after inaugurating the South Asian Karate Championship in the capital.

The minister said, "The heritage of interfaith harmony in Bangladesh would help keep peace in Bangladesh where all of us - Muslims, Christians, Hindus and (Buddhists) are living in harmony.We will study the verdict but we will not be in tension,"Momen said that he would request home minister to be vigilant so that no one can create any tension in the country capitalizing the verdict.

In a verdict announced amid heightened security across India, its Supreme Court awarded Hindus control of a disputed religious site in the town of Ayodhya for the construction of a temple.The top court also ruled Muslims will be given five acres of land at an alternative site in Ayodhya in northern Uttar Pradesh state.

The constitution of India guarantees right to freedom of religion in Article 25.Meanwhile, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi while appealing for peace and unity after the verdict said the verdict by the Supreme Court will reaffirm people's faith in judicial process.


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