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  • ‘Muslims Opposing Ram Temple Must Go To Pakistan, Bangladesh’

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    The Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board Chairman, Waseem Rizvi today asked not satisfied Muslims with the construction of Ram temple to go Pakistan and Bangladesh.

    The apex court is scheduled to hear the dispute case of Babri Masjid/Ram Janambhoomi from February 8.

    After offering the Friday prayers at the disputed site in Ayodhya, Rizvi met the chief priest of the Ram Janambhoomi, Acharya Satyendra Das.

    In an ongoing conversation with the priest he said, “Such Muslims, with fundamentalist mentality who want to build the Babri Mosque there instead Ram Mandir, should go to Pakistan and Bangladesh and have no place in India.”

    He further mentioned "people who are interested in spreading Jehad on the name of the mosque should join the forces of Abu Baqar Baghdadi, the ISIS chief in Syria,"

    The country is suffering and getting destroyed due to such fundamentalist Muslim. They must migrate to Pakistan and Afghanistan, he later alleged.

    In the reaction, Shia clerics demanded the arrest of Rizvi who is trying to communalise the atmosphere

    During a word with PTI, President of Shia Ulema Council Maulana Iftekhar Hussain Inquilabi opposed and said, "Rizvi is a criminal involved in grabbing and illegal selling of Waqf properties."

    (With PTI inputs)

  • AIMPLB: Babri Masjid will be till eternity

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    Firm on its decision, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Sunday said on the Ayodhya issue as "once a masjid is built, till eternity that will be a masjid".

    AIMPLB member Kamal Farooqui said at a press conference, "Babri Masjid is an essential part of faith in Islam and Muslims can never compromise on it."

    One of its member, AIMIM president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, on Saturday briefed reporters on the proceedings of the second day of the 26th plenary of the board.

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    The presidential address was given by AIMPLB president Maulana Rabey Hasni Nadvi in the morning session followed by an address by general secretary Maulana Wali Rehamani, he said.

    "About Babri Masjid, it was clearly said that once a masjid is built, till eternity that will be a masjid. There will be no compromise. As far as the Babri Masjid is concerned, the people who compromise on the masjid issue will be answerable to the Almighty," Owaisi said.

    The president and the general secretary also said in their addresses that the triple talaq bill proposed by the NDA government is not acceptable to the Muslim community, Owaisi said.

    "Both of them in their addresses have said that triple talaq bill which is now pending in the Rajya Sabha is not acceptable to the Muslim community because it is against the Constitution. It is against the constitutional provisions which were given to the minorities," he said.

    (With agency inputs)

  • Ram Mandir or Babri Masjid?

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    New Delhi:In a poll organized by ayodhya.jaagoindian.com to assess what the common people want regarding the Ram Mandir- Babri Masjid issue, it turns out more number of people want the Ram Mandir to get built. Ram Mandir has got 51.6% of votes till now, while Babri Masjid is lagging behind with 45.3%. Only 3.1% of the people, who have voted so far, want both the structures to be built.

  • Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid dispute case: SC to begin final hearing

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    The apex court is likely to commence the important final hearing in the politically controversial Ram temple-Babri Masjid dispute case today.

    Today’s hearing assumes significance in the wake of the rejection, by a special bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, of the vehement submission by Sunni Waqf Board and others that the pleas be heard after the next general elections.

    The bench, also comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and SA Nazeer, had made clear on 5 December last year that it would begin final hearing on the petitions from 8 February and had asked the parties to file the requisite pleadings in the meantime.

    According to media spokesperson, the bench is scheduled to start the hearing at 2 pm. The report also said that even though the court was expected to hold day-to-day hearings, this may not be possible because CJI Misra is already part of the Constitution bench on the Aadhaar issue.

    Senior lawyers including Kapil Sibal and Rajeev Dhavan had contended that the civil appeals be either referred to a five or seven judge bench or posted in 2019, keeping in mind the sensitive nature of the case and its ramifications on the country's secular fabric and polity.

    But the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Waqf Board had spoken against deferment of the hearing in the apex court till after the 2019 general elections.

    "The board is of the view that hearing in the case be held and the matter be disposed of promptly... I do not know on whose behalf the counsel for the Muslims appearing in the apex court, Kapil Sibal had stated this... No such directive had been given by the board," chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Waqf Board Zafar Farooqui had said.

    Sibal had also come under stinging attack from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who — at that time — was on campaign trail in Gujarat, for his attempt to link the legal tangle to the next general elections, wondering if such an issue should be kept unresolved for political gains and losses.

    Under attack, Sibal claimed he did not represent the Sunni Waqf Board in the Ayodhya case in the Supreme Court, and mounted a counteroffensive against Modi, saying he should have checked the facts before criticising him.

    (With inputs from PTI)

  • Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid dispute: SC won't hear political or religious arguments, says CJI Misra

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    After the hearing of an important Ram Mandir and Babri Masjid dispute case on Thursday, due to the incomplete documentation process, the Supreme Court fixed 14 March as the next date of hearing.

    Adding to it, Dipak Misra said that poor citizens were waiting for justice, and 700 petitions in the case can be disposed by devoting a few hours. Books including Bhagavad Gita and Ramayana were submitted in the supreme court on Thursday, along with 87 witness depositions.

    But due to the incomplete documentation process, the Supreme Court fixed 14 March as the next date of hearing, according to ANI.

    Speaking to reporters, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy quoted Misra as saying that the court would "certainly go on the principle of day-to-day hearing" after the next hearing.

    (With agency inputs)

  • Residents sought closure on Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid dispute

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    25-years-old Ram Mandir and Babri Masjid issue became the turning point in the history of Indian politics. Despite endless fights for justice, the residents of Ayodhya want to move on from all these blame game.

    Today Amarnath Mishra, the president of Ayodhya Sadbhavna Samnvyay Maha Samiti, has claimed that former All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) executive member Moulana Salman Hasni Nadvi demanded money, position and land for building another Masjid in Ayodhya. However, the residents of Ayodhya want to move on from all these blame game. 

    Recounting the day when more than 150,000 Hindu activists (kar-sevaks) gathered at the behest of the RSS, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), the BJP and the Bajrang Dal at the medieval era mosque (Babri Masjid) in Ayodhya of Uttar Pradesh believed that the mosque had been made exactly the same spot where Hindu God Ram was born which resulted in the demolition of mosque and communal riots across the country.

    Shakeel (74), a resident of Jiyan pur in Ayodhya says that the community just wants the dispute to be decided by the court in a free and fair manner.

    "We just want the closure of this issue as it doesn't matter now whether the decision is in our favour or against us," said Shakeel.

    In the wake of the demolition of the mosque, more than 2000 of Hindus and Muslims killed each other in riots that erupted in several towns and cities across the country in which maximum casualty was from the minority community.

    "I still remember the day when thousands of kar sevaks with shovels, iron rods, hammers and anything they could have grabbed that time to pound the mosque. Even the speeches of Hindu leaders saying 'Gira do, dhakka do, tod do' through the microphone where the kar sevaks has earlier gathered. That day women, children and men to save lives were sitting in a room at Ayodhya police station. Even the Muslims who said that they are 'one of them' were slaughtered to death," said Jamal Akhtar, a local resident adding further that now it does not matter who wins, the life should be peaceful.

    Today, Ayodhya, historically a place that drew to itself renouncers and seekers belonging to Hindu sects, Islam, Jainism and Buddhism, Now one can see all religion living together peacfully in town.

    Many Muslims have returned to stay in the place of their birth, and continue to live here. "We are irked over with the reular checking and marching of security personal. It seems like we don not have our personal life anymore since the demolition. I hope this issue is resolved and life becomes normal," said Deepak who runs a Kiryana Shop in city.

    The case over the 2.7 acre disputed Ayodhya site claimed by both Hindus and Muslims will be taken up by the Supreme Court on March 14. "We don’t want the court to let it become a political or a religious issue that’s why we don’t want to delay any further. It is a property dispute and nothing else," said Haji Mehboob of Sunni Waqf board.

    The BJP have somehow gained from the issue of "Babri masjid or highlighting Ram Mandir" which had made the party to become single-largest opposition party in the 1989 elections. Since then, it has masterfully harnessed the religiosity of the majority Hindus to become India’s largest party with government in the Centre and in several states, including Uttar Pradesh.

    Whereas political parties who used the Ayodhya card for electoral gains since 1992 have moved far and wide, the town and its residents have remained stuck in a development limbo. The small town has a biscuit factory, some brick kilns, and one-room manufacturing units, the towns have no industry to boast of.

    The present BJP governments at the Centre and the state are for them a sign of God’s own intent to get the temple constructed. "The BJP party has come in power with God's will. Lord Ram also wants temple to be build here," said Raghuveer Sharma, a local resident.

    (The writer is an Assistant News Editor of Newsmantra)

  • Supreme Court to decide on early hearing in Ram Temple-Babri Masjid land dispute case

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    The Supreme Court today said it will take a decision on early hearing of a batch of petitions challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ram Temple-Babri Masjid land dispute case. 

    A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said this when BJP leader Subramanian Swamy mentioned the matter for urgent listing and hearing. Swamy said, the main appeals against the Allahabad High Court order are pending for the last seven years in the apex court and they required urgent hearing.