Muslims clerics have approached imams of the mosques in the district to issue an appeal to the people of the community for maintaining peace and harmony in the area after the verdict of the Supreme Court on the Ayodhya issue is pronounced.

The initiative is considered as an attempt to ensure harmony and tranquility and not provoke the religious sentiments of the people.

Sharing the agenda discussed in the meeting of the Muslim clerics and police officials on Saturday, Nayab Shehr Qazi Zainur Rasheedin said that the meeting was headed by SSP Ajay Kumar Sahni in which possible issues, which could emerge after verdict of the Supreme Court is declared, were discussed.

Nayab Qazi said that Muslims have assured that all possible efforts to maintain peace and harmony in the district would be made and whatever the decision would be it would be accepted and respected by all.

The Muslim Personal Law Board and Jamiat-e-Ulema-Hind have already clarified that they will accept the verdict of the Supreme Court, told Nayab Qazi, adding that they would also fully accept and acknowledge the same.

In the meeting of the imams of over 500 mosques in the district, it was suggested that they should appeal to people after the namaz, especially Friday namaz, to accept the verdict and maintain peace. Imams of a few mosques in Sardhana area have already started working upon it, told the Qazi.

However, a few Muslim clerics, on the condition of anonymity, said that the members of the majority community should also be advised like the members of the minority community are being advised.

The Nayab Qazi appreciated the move and said that the SSP has also assured of making a WhatsApp group of all those persons who attended the meeting so that they could directly approach him through the group. “They have taken our mobile numbers to form the group,” said Rasheedin, who also appealed to people not to post any objectionable post on social media.

The SSP said that a similar meeting will be convened with Hindu Clerics to take their views followed by which a joint meeting of both the communities will be held to ensure that the peace is not disturbed.