The Indian High Courts have had to make a difficult decision about the disputed, holy site of Ayodhya. The verdict for the case in this dispute, which has seen emotions run high across the country for many years, has been given today. The High Court has ruled that the site, which is considered sacred for both Hindus and Muslims, should be divided amongst the two faith communities.
People throughout the country have been on alert for several days, fearing major riots will erupt between Hindu and Muslim communities. More than 200,000 police and security guards are on patrol in major cities throughout the country to prevent any unrest.
Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj has called for the people of India to remain calm and united, and not to allow a resurgence of the tension and hatred that has developed because of the dispute in previous years.
The appeal for peace has been relayed throughout India, on many of the television and radio channels.