Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, masjid in Lucknow is Shia Board formula

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He said that this formula would ensure and amity between the two communities and in the country.

The Shia Waqf Board had laid claim to the demolished Babri mosque on the grounds that it was actually built by Mir Baqi, who was a Shia. Mir Baqi was a commander of forces when Babar was the emperor.

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board has prepared a proposal for the Ayodhya dispute in which the temple will be built at the Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya and Masjid-e-Aman will be built in Lucknow.

Shia Waqf Board chairman Syed Waseem Rizvi on Monday said, “Following discussions with the different parties we have prepared a proposal.”

He said that this formula would ensure and amity between the two communities and in the country.

The Shia Waqf Board had laid claim to the demolished Babri mosque on the grounds that it was actually built by Mir Baqi, who was a Shia. Mir Baqi was a commander of forces when Babar was the king.

The Shia Waqf has earlier filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking to be made a party to the case pending in the apex court. Mr Rizvi said that he, along with some saints and seers from Ayodhya, will soon approach the Supreme Court before December 5 with this solution to the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.

The Sunni Central Waqf Board has already rejected an out of court settlement and its counsel Zafaryab Jilani said that they would wait for the court verdict. 

Reacting to the Shia Waqf Board formula, Mr Jilani said that they were not even a party to the dispute as yet and hence, the formula was meaningless. He said Muslim would not give up their claim on the disputed site.

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