Govt. pleased with dignified response to Ayodhya verdict, says Home Minister P. Chidambaram

New Delhi, Oct 1 (Calcutta Tube) A day after the Allahabad High Court ruled on the Ayodhya dispute, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday said the government was pleased with the ‘dignified and respectful’ response of the people to the verdict.

‘Law and order throughout the country has been extremely peaceful. No incident has been reported to us,’ Chidambaram told reporters, giving the monthly progress report of his ministry.

‘We are pleased and satisfied with the response that has been dignified and respectful,’ he added.

He said the cabinet and the Congress core committee met separately Thursday after the judgment, following which Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made an appeal for peace and restraint to the nation.

The minister asked the media not to ‘over interpret’ the verdict.

‘(TV) channels should give less time to the judgment and newspapers less space. If you don’t over interpret the judgment, that would be helpful,’ he said.

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