Government Holding Talks Between Hindu and Muslim Leaders on Ayodhya

October 19, 2003

Source: Hindustan Times,000600010002.htm

On October 19, 2003 the Hindustan Times ran a Press Trust of India article on the Ayodhya dispute which reported, "the Centre [government] said it was making efforts to hold talks between Hindu and Muslim leaders for an amicable settlement to the vexed Ayodhya imbroglio and expressed hope that the issue would be resolved within a year...Though the Centre has been backing peace moves including the Kanchi Shankaracharya's initiative, it is for the first time it has openly acknowledged making efforts in the direction."