The Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Do Enjoy Life Board instructed the Supreme Court that the 15th century Babri Masjid became a Shia waqf (endowment) and their Sunni counterpart, who has been on the frontline of the 70-yr-antique Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid name dispute, have been mere interlopers led by using “hardliners, fanatics and non-believers” who do now not want an amicable agreement with the Hindu sects involved.
Tracing the lineage of the masjid, which was razed through Kar Sevak on December 6, 1992, to Mir Baqi, a Shia noble in Babur’s court docket, the Shia Board said that, in contrast to the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board chiefs, they wanted a peaceful co-life with the Hindu network.
‘Recipe for acrimony’
In an affidavit filed on Tuesday earlier than the court docket, they recounted that it’d be a recipe for communal acrimony if a mosque and a mandir stood too near, in reality, so near that even their loudspeakers might disturb each other’s prayers.
‘In real Islamic spirit’
Instead, the Shia Board stated that within the real spirit of Islamic tenets of living in peace and harmony and to carry a “quietus” to the decades-antique tug-of-battle between the two religious communities, they would settle for a masjid located in a “Muslim-dominated vicinity at an inexpensive distance from the most revered region of start of Maryada Purushottam Sri Ram.”
The thirteen-page affidavit neither specifies the region of any such “Muslim-dominated region” nor the “affordable distance” they’ve in thoughts.
The affidavit has been filed at an essential juncture. The go-appeals hard the September 2010 judgment of the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court in the identify dispute is coming up for hearing, after a seven-yr hiatus, before a Special Bench of Justices Dipak Misra, Ashok Bhushan, and S. Abdul Nazeer on August 11.
The Shia board suggested that the court docket set up a committee headed through a retired Supreme Court choose and comprising two retired Allahabad High Court judges, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath or his nominee, a nominee of the Prime Minister, before which a representative every of the Shia Central Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akara and a Hindu sect shall make recommendations and suggestions for an amicable agreement maintaining in mind the “large public hobby.” It pointed out that there had lamentably been no talks throughout the seven years the appeals have been pending earlier than the SC.
The board proposed that the apex court provide a time body for the committee to submit its file except scheduling its first assembly and venue.
“It is submitted that the Sunni Central Waqf Board U.P. Is beneath the dominant manager of Sunni hardliners, the fans and non-believers in peaceful co-life, who’ve no stake in the gift case… seeing that Babri Masjid turned into a Shia waqf, it’s miles the Shia Central Waqf Board U.P. On my own which is entitled to negotiate and arrive at a nonviolent agreement with the other closing stakeholders,” the affidavit, filed via Shia Waqf Board chairman Syed Waseem Rizvi, said.
Subjected to threats
Mr. Rizvi stated the “different sect of the Muslim community” has subjected him to threats on getting to know about the perspectives of the Shia board. He stated he had informed the U.P. Government, that is taking steps for his protection. According to him, the efforts of the Shia board for an amicable settlement could “usher in a new technology for both the larger denominations to live in peace and concord.”
He stated the High Court at the same time as portioning out one-1/3 percentage within the region of the (demolished) Babri Masjid to “Muslims” in its September 30, 2010, judgment had expressed hopes of an amicable agreement. The same view had also been expressed by the Supreme Court afterward