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Who says we don’t care about Babri? Young netizens join peace efforts

Many used the platform of Gtalk status messages to appeal for calm, urge their friends to refrain from taking any drastic steps, and walk the path shown by Mahatma Gandhi.

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Moresha Benjamin

Updated: Sep 30, 2010, 02:08 AM IST

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The buzz on the Internet around the Babri-Ayodhya verdict due today belies the assumption that the youth are not concerned about the outcome, and its possible fallout.

Netizens have taken it upon themselves to spread messages of peace and harmony though Tweets, Facebook pages and status messages, and blogs. Facebook has groups spreading the word to maintain calm during these tension-filled days — Ayodhya Case: Pray for Peace, and No more tension due to Ayodhya, which many have ‘liked’ to add their voice to support the call for unity and a fair verdict by the court. Twitter is racking up hundreds of Tweets requesting people to think before they act.

Many used the platform of Gtalk status messages to appeal for calm, urge their friends to refrain from taking any drastic steps, and walk the path shown by Mahatma Gandhi.

DNA spoke to some to internet users to get their views on what they think the common man should be doing to help maintain calm. Rohit Mankekar, a student of National College, said, “Our country has faced too much bloodshed already, be it the Kashmir issue or the conflicts in the North-East. We don’t need another divisive episode.”

Asim Khan, an active Facebook user, described the message of peace in a poetic form in his status message: Na masjid na mandir! Ayodhya mein achcha hospital ya orphanage banaya jaaye toh mulk mein aman bhi qayam rahega aur bhagwan ko bhi shaanti milegi! Mandir masjid chhodo dil se dil ko jodo!

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