Published: Tue, August 08, 2017
Medicine | By Megan Pierce

Build masjid at distance from disputed site at Ayodhya: Shia

Build masjid at distance from disputed site at Ayodhya: Shia

The board in its affidavit added that if both temple and mosque are constructed at the disputed land then it would lead to regular confrontation that should be avoided.

The Shia Waqf Board claimed that a part of the disputed land given to the Shia Waqf Board, which is a party in the Ayodhya case, belonged to it. The Board said that because of the exclusive right over the Masjid, the Board alone has the right to negotiate an amicable settlement of the dispute. However, the Board has sought time from the SC for setting up of a committee for exploring a peaceful resolution of the conflict.

With the controversies prevailing, Wasim Rizvi, Chairman of the Shia Waqf Board asserts that Babri Masjid was already the property of Shia Waqf Board, which he claims to be the deserved owner.

Having its say in the matter previously, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) had also reiterated its demand for the enactment of a law to facilitate the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site. The panel should include members appointed by the Prime Minister and the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, it said. "According to me this intervention by the Shia Waqf board is God sent", Swamy told news agency ANI.

Earlier, the court had said that the Ayodhya dispute is a sensitive and sentimental issue that needs to be settled amicably and through consensus. The Board alleges that earlier Shia and Sunni have worked together and had deliberately lost the case.

In 2010, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court had said the disputed 2.77 acres of land be partitioned equally among three parties - the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.

The bench will begin hearing in the case from 11 August. Against the High Court's decision, all the parties have filed appeals in the Supreme Court which are pending for the last six years.

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