AIMPLB expels Salman Nadvi for suggesting shifting of Babri mosque site

Maulana Salman Nadvi

Hyderabad (Telangana), Feb. 11: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Sunday expelled cleric Syed Salman Hussain Nadvi from Board after he suggested shifting the site of Babri mosque from Ayodhya.

Nadvi was expelled for going against the stand of the organisation, which today reiterated that its position on the issue of building a mosque in Ayodhya remains unchanged.

“The board reiterated its uncompromising stand on Babri Masjid issue. Salman Nadvi is still speaking against the Board stand. So the board was left with no other option. The committee has unanimously decided to remove him,” said Syed Qasim Rasool Ilyas, AIMPLB member.

Earlier, AIMPLB Chairman Zafayb Jilani had said they have handed over the Nadvi case to the committee.

After being expelled from AIMPLB, Nadvi said to ANI,”There is scope in Shariyat for shifting the Mosque. I am talking about Hindu-Muslim unity & solving this issue. I will be meeting saints in Ayodhya & also have discussion with Hindu brothers from across India”.

Yesterday, during the 26th plenary of the AIMPLB in Hyderabad, Nadvi had suggested that shifting the mosque away from the disputed site of Ayodhya and a university could be considered as a solution to the Ayodhya dispute.

On February 9, Maulana Salman Husaini Nadvi spoke to news agency ANI about his meeting with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar where he extended support to the construction of Ram temple and said that their priority is to join hearts of people.

He also hinted at an out of court settlement by saying, “The courts do not join people’s heart as the verdict is always in favour of one and against the other.”

Referring to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s issue, Jilani said howeber said that they cannot give the mosque to anyone.

The Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute is a century-old issue between Hindus and Muslims over a piece of land, which is claimed by the former to be the birthplace of Hindu Lord Ram and thus entitled for construction of a Ram Temple.

The Babri Masjid, built in 1528-29 CE, was demolished by Hindu Karsevaks on December 6, 1992 in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, which caused massive riots across the country.

The case is now pending in the Supreme Court.

On Thursday, the three-judge Supreme Court bench fixed March 14 as the next date of hearing in Ayodhya case as some of the documents and translations were yet to be filed before the apex court.


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