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Let Ram temple be built in Ayodhya, says Shia Waqf Board


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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Shia Waqf Board told the SC that it is willing to donate land to the Hindus
  • Shia Waqf Board said the custodian of the Babri mosque was a Shia
  • Shia Board has no locus to speak in this case, senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan said

Asserting that it was the real claimant of the Muslim share in Ayodhya disputed land, the Central Shia Waqf Board on Friday told the Supreme Court (SC) that for the unity, peace and harmony, it was willing to donate it to the Hindus to build a Ram temple.

We favour peaceful settlement of the Ayodhya dispute and donate one-third of the land granted to Muslims by the Allahabad high court to Hindus for building the Ram temple,” it told the bench headed by CJI Dipak Misra hearing the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.

Shia Waqf Board said the custodian of the Babri mosque was a Shia. There was never a mosque on that site in Ayodhya and there can never be a mosque there. It is the birthplace of Lord Ram and only a Ram temple will be built.

Sympathisers of Babar are destined to lose, the Shia Waqf Boards chairperson Waseem Rizvi said. Challenging their stand, the Sunni Waqf Board said that the Shia board is indulging in a non-existent act of charity. Shia Board has no locus to speak in this case, senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan said.



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