Muslim Board rejects compromise on Babri Masjid
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPB), the apex body of Indian Muslims, on Friday ruled out any compromise on Babri Masjid, rejecting a proposal by one of its members Maulana Salman Nadvi reportedly supporting construction of Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.
The Board announced after its executive meeting here on Friday night that there is no change in its stand that the land dedicated for mosque can’t be sold, gifted or in any way alienated. “If once dedicated, it vests in Allah,” it said in a statement read out by executive member and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi.
“All the attempts to negotiate the settlements in past have been infructuous and there is no proposal offering settlement without sacrificing the basic tent has ever been put before the board,” it added.
The Board reiterated its resolutions passed in 1990 and 1993. The announcement came after over four-hour long meeting of the executive on the first day of the three-day plenary.
Salman Nadvi also attended the meeting presided over by the Board president Maulana Rabey Hasani Nadvi.
After a meeting with spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Salman Nadvi reportedly favoured construction of Ram Mandir at the disputed site in Ayodhya.
He also reported to have said that the mosque can be built on an alternative land near the disputed site.