Posted on: Monday, September 27, 2010 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

'Political parties must stay away from Ayodhya issue'

Once nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, spiritual guru and Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar says though a court verdict on the Ayodhya issue seems inevitable, it is not sufficient for enduring peace unless there is give-and-take. The guru terms the CWG mess an "unpardonable" and says matters flared up in Kashmir after the present state government came to power. Excerpts from an interview with Vivek Sinha:

The country is awaiting the Ayodya verdict. Can a court verdict in a matter of faith lead to a lasting solution?

When the talks broke down between the two groups, they had no other recourse than to go to court. Several attempts were made, but there was adamancy and lack of trust between the two parties. Court had to play a role. For any talks to succeed, there should be a give-and-take. It cannot happen by tu-tu-main-main. Political parties must stay away and let religious leaders decide the issue.