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Hyderabad:AIMPLB rejects Maulana Nadvi’s Ram Mandir compromise formula.

A three-judge bench of the Allahabad High Court, in a 2:1 majority ruling, had in 2010 ordered that the land be partitioned equally among three parties — the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) today rejected its executive member Maulana Syed Salman Hussain Nadvi’s compromise formula in the politically sensitive Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid case.

The decision was taken during a crucial meeting of the AIMPLB which took place here to discuss Maulana Nadvi’s proposal in which he had extended support for construction of the Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya and demanded an alternate piece of land for the construction of a mosque.

“The All India Muslim Personal Board (AIMPB) reiterates its resolution of December 1990 & January 93 & once again emphasises the basic level of Shariah that land dedicated for Masjid cannot be sold, gifted, or in any way, alienated. If once dedicated, it vests in Allah. All the attempts to negotiate the settlements in past have been infructuous & there is no proposal offering settlement without sacrificing, the basic tenet has never been put off the board,” AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi told reporters.

The Muslim Personal Law Board also decided to constitute a committee that will probe the Maulana Nadvi’s statement and recommend what actions can be initiated against him for speaking against the Board’s stand.

The development comes at a time when the Supreme Court has begun the final hearing in the case. The apex court, while deferring the hearing to March 14, observed that the matter is purely a “land dispute” and it will be dealt with in normal course.

At the same time, new formulas have come up as an amicable settlement in the case.

Amarnath Mishra, general secretary of Ayodhya Sadbhavna Samanvay Samiti, has proposed an out-of-court settlement formula. The outfit is a coordination committee that supports religious guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar who had yesterday met Muslim leaders in Bengaluru to discuss the case. According to him, the Ram temple should be constructed at the site where the idols are currently kept and Muslims should give up their claim over the landThe second point says that the disputed site be given to Hindus and Muslims should be given the portion of land that Nirmohi Akharas has been claiming. The third point states that Ram temple should be constructed at the disputed site where the idols of Ram is placed, while the mosque should be built at a nearby place called Yusuf Aara Machine.

On the other hand, AIMPLB member Maulana Salman Nadvi, who yesterday met Art of Living (AOL) founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, extended support for construction of the Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya. He said that an alternate piece of  land should be offered for the construction of a mosque. He also added that a university can also be built at that place.

In an exclusive interview with India TV, Maulana Nadvi said that the ‘divide and rule’ policy of the British created a chasm between Hindus and Muslims because of which a large crowd demolished a mosque and everybody remained a mute spectator.

“The temple already exists at the disputed site. Land should be offered at some other place where a mosque and a university could be constructed,” Maulana Nadvi said.

Heated argument between lawyers in SC

During yesterday’s hearing, there were heated exchanges between two senior advocates appearing for different parties after one of them suggested they should exchange the synopsis of their likely arguments.

The court during the course of an hour-long hearing also clarified that it was first inclined to hear those who were parties to the dispute in the Allahabad High Court. It further said those who have tried to wade into the matter before it and seeking implement as parties will have to wait as the case before it was a “pure land dispute”.

We are in favour of Ram Mandir at disputed site, mosque should be built somewhere else, says AIMPLB’s Maulana Nadvi.

After holding talks with Art of Living (AOL) founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Maulana Nadvi said that an alternate piece of land should be offered for the construction of a mosque. He also added that a university can also be built at that place.

Sunni Waqf Board, AIMPLB members meet Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, express support for out-of-court settlement, says Art of Living

After the meeting, the AOL said eminent members of the Sunni Waqf Board, All India Muslim Personal Law Board and others met Ravi Shankar and expressed support for an out-of-court settlement in the Ayodhya matter.

Renewing his mediation efforts on the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute in Ayodhya, Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Thursday held a meeting with Muslim leaders, including members from the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and Sunni Waqf Board.

After the meeting, the AOL said eminent members of the Sunni Waqf Board, All India Muslim Personal Law Board and others met Ravi Shankar and expressed support for an out-of-court settlement in the Ayodhya matter.

“They have supported the proposal of shifting the Masjid outside to another place. Many Muslim stakeholders are cooperating in this matter,” an AOL statement said.

It said that 16 leaders from multiple organisations attended the meeting at which representatives and scholars from various states were present too.

“A bigger meeting is slated to be held in Ayodhya soon,” the statement said.

Muslim Personal Law Board executive member Maulana Syed Salman Hussain Nadvi attended the meeting, as also Uttar Pradesh Sunni Waqf Board chairperson Zufar Ahmad Farooqui, Maulana Wasif Hasan of Teelay Wali Masjid in Lucknow and retired IAS officer Dr Anis Ansari, an AOL executive said.

Other attendees were Centre for Objective Research and Development (CORD) director Athar Husain Siddiqui, businessman AR Rahman, London-based World Islamic Forum chairman Maulana Isa Mansuri, Lucknow advocate Imran Ahmed, former Haj committee of India chairman A Aboobucker and Dr Musa Kaiser of Bengaluru.

The fresh efforts come after a lull in the dialogue process initiated with “stakeholders” by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar who had earlier claimed that “very good and positive signs” had emerged from both the communities.

The efforts had received a tepid and sceptical response from the Vishwa Hindu Parishad which had distanced itself from the spiritual leader’s attempt to mediate in the protracted issue.

During the Dharma Sansad held at Udupi in Karnataka in November last year, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and the VHP did not ‘appreciate’ the spiritual guru’s efforts to resolve the Ayodhya temple dispute without taking them into confidence.

Ravi Shankar had also, in November last, met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who then said “everyone knows where the talks would lead to”, especially when the matter is pending before the Supreme Court.

When the matter came up before the Supreme Court on Thursday, it asked parties before the Allahabad High Court in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute to file in two weeks English translation of documents exhibited by them.

A special bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said it would hear the appeals on March 14 and clarified that it never intended to hear the case on a “day-to-day basis”.

In a significant development, All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) member Maulana Salman Nadvi has extended support for construction of the Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.

After holding talks with Art of Living (AOL) founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Maulana Nadvi said that an alternate piece of  land should be offered for the construction of a mosque. He also added that a university can also be built at that place.

In an exclusive interview with India TV, Maulana Nadvi said that the ‘divide and rule’ policy of the British created a chasm between Hindus and Muslims because of which a large crowd demolished a mosque and everybody remained a mute spectator.

” The temple already exists at the disputed site. Land should be offered at some other place where a mosque and a university could be constructed,” Maulana Nadvi said.

He further said that there is provision in Islam for shifting a mosque. However, he added that a final decision in this regard will be taken by AIMPLB and others.

” When the court decides, somebody wins, somebody loses, we want a win-win solution for all. I have been continuously meeting Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. He is taking steps with honesty to resolve the matter and we also want a peaceful solution,” he further said.

Maulana Nadvi added that humanity is above every caste, creed and religion.

“We should create an environment for uniting people following different religions like Hinduism, Islam, christianity etc. We should try to understand each other,” he added.

Maulana Nadvi revealed that he has been talking to many members of AIMPLB on this matter adding he’ll be discussing this with other members during upcoming meeting of AIMPLB in Hyderabad as well.

However, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi dismissed Nadvi’s idea, stating that there would be no out-of-court settlement.

On the other hand, the Nirmohi Akhara has welcomed the formula floated by Maulana Nadvi.

Renewing his mediation efforts on the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute in Ayodhya, Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Thursday held a meeting with Muslim leaders, including members from the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and Sunni Waqf Board.

After the meeting, the AOL said eminent members of the Sunni Waqf Board, All India Muslim Personal Law Board and others met Ravi Shankar and expressed support for an out-of-court settlement in the Ayodhya matter.

“They have supported the proposal of shifting the Masjid outside to another place. Many Muslim stakeholders are cooperating in this matter,” an AOL statement said.

 

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