To send out a message of peace and communal harmony, Mohammad Habib of a nondescript village in Jaunpur district recited the Ramayan.
“The high court will be pronouncing its verdict tomorrow. I am reading the Ramayan to give a message of peace. India is mother of both Hindus and Muslims", Habib, who lives in Umri Khurdh village, said at the function, which was attended by people from all walks of life.
People of Duswakalan village in Maharajganj district, on the other hand, will be building a temple and a mazaar on a small piece of land to send out a similar message.
This gesture is especially significant following the tensions over recovery of Lord Shiva statues during renovation of the 'Malang Baba" mazaar. The issue, however, was resolved after villagers held a panchayat and decided to construct a temple on some part of the land and a mazaar on the rest.
Muslims clerics in Lucknow have also called for peace.
“Patience is the virtue of humans and it would be put to test on the day the verdict is pronounced. It"s a quality of humans and will be put to test on September 30 when people will have to behave like humans and not like animals which is very dangerous for society", noted Shia cleric and member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board Maulana Kalbe Jawwad said.
Mahant Bhaskar Das of the Nirmohi Akhara of Ayodhya also reflected similar views saying, “We are awaiting the verdict of the court and whatever it be, it would be as per the wishes of the almighty but we want peace."