Stand united, whatever Ayodhya verdict, urges Bollywood
New Delhi, Sep 30 : As the nation awaits the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid verdict Thursday, B-town celebrities have taken to microbloggng site Twitter to appeal for peace and harmony regardless of the judgment.
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar wrote on his Twitter page, “Let’s not mutiliate 30-9-10 over 6-12-92. Religion is about peace and love, lets not make it about hate and violence!!!”
Fardeen Khan wrote: “India’s greatest strength lies in its unity and today is a true test of that. Let’s confront the Ayodhya issue in the spirit of understanding, tolerance, love and respect. If we do achieve that then we will be able to look back and proudly say that yes India is truly shining – Jai Hind.”
Riteish Deshmukh: “United India is the religion I follow – Stay one – Be one – Let’s show that we are a ONE-derful Country.”
Anupam Kher: “I am in Toronto, but my heart is in India. Let NO court verdict spoil our togetherness. Let us be ONE. Let us be INDIANS.”
Sonam Kapoor: “Remember, united we stand and divided we fall. Love and brotherhood has made our country strong, don’t give that up.”
R. Madhavan: “Big Day today for all of us. I am not concerned which way the verdict goes. I Demand that not one more innocent suffers because of this. Need to defy the expected and react to the Verdict with maturity and restraint. Let’s surprise ourselves and the world. I pray for peace and Harmony. Whatever the verdict.”
Shahid Kapoor: “Let’s be peaceful, let’s be together… Let’s be mature, let’s learn to be the bigger person, see the larger picture … and prove that above all .. WE ARE INDIAN.”
Jewellery designer Farah Khan: “The Ayodhya verdict will not decide whether a temple or a mosque be built there. The verdict is going to decide who the land belongs to. In the sense who is the legal tenant of the 2.67 acres that is under dispute.”
“Hopefully once that is sorted both communities can come together and put their differences aside for God does not ask for houses of worship to be built in his name. He owns the universe.”
Prime Minister Manhmohan Singh and many other leaders have also appealed for peace and harmony in the nation ahead of the verdict by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on the Babri Masjid-Ramjanmabhoomi issue.