India Inc hopes peace will prevail after Ayodhya verdict

New Delhi, SOct 1(Calcutta Tube) India Inc Thursday hoped that peace would continue to prevail and normal life will not be disrupted in the wake of the Allahabad High Court ruling on the Ayodhya dispute.

‘Following the ruling by the Allahabad High Court we hope that peace and order would be maintained and no disruption would be caused to normal life and business would continue uninterrupted,’ said Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) president Hari S. Bhartia.

‘We welcome that a legal process is being followed to arrive at a resolution of the Ayodhya issue,’ he added.

Hoping for peace to prevail, the leading industry lobbies termed the judgment on the Ayodhya land dispute suit as a victory for all parties and appealed for peace.

‘The verdict is a win-win for all individuals in the case. Of course, the legal possibilities are open to all,’ said D.S. Rawat, secretary general of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and India.

‘Our chamber expresses confidence that no anti-national element will disrupt peace and communal harmony,’ he said in a statement, soon after the three judges of the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court gave the verdict – a majority ruling of the three-judge bench said the site would be divided into three parts: one for the Muslims, one for the Hindus and the third for the Nirmohi Akhara.

Rajan Bharti Mittal, president, FICCI said people across the country need to keep calm and continue with their active professional lives.

‘FICCI feels that any wide-scale disturbance will jeopardise economic growth, inclusion, poverty eradication and calibrated globalization,’ he said.

Attendance in a host of offices was thin across the country with most managements declaring Thursday a half-day, ahead of the Ayodhya land dispute verdict. Some firms even declared a holiday.

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