No compromise with peace. We cannot let our country go the Syria way, Ravi shankar

New Delhi, March 5: Art-of-living head Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is hopeful of an amicable and out-of-court settlement to the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute in Ayodhya, and this feeling keeps the man going. Talking with media Ravi Shankar drove home a point when he said that the future of the country cannot be left in the hands of a select few. There can be no compromise with peace. We cannot let our country go the Syria way. If things start moving this way, doom is inevitable.

Sri Sri claimed that there was a "groundswell of positivity" from both sides (Hindus and Muslims) and added that he was very hopeful of a peaceful settlement to the whole issue that has been simmering for several decades.

"We are getting a lot of love, affection and cooperation from the Muslim community in this direction" said the Art of Living founder.

Earlier this week, Sri Sri met Hindu seers in Deoria and Gorakhpur and discussed with them ways to resolve the contentious issue.

He has twice met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on the matter.

On the opposition from some sections on both the sides to his efforts to thrash out a solution, the spiritual leader said that good work and efforts have always had to walk through the path of resistance.

The dispute is centred on a plot of land in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya to which both Hindus and Muslims claim stake.

News24Bureau with Agencies