In a possible breakthrough on the years-long debate on the disputed Ayodhya land, the Shia Central Waqf Board has offered a new solution to the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi conflict.
This proposal of building mosque at Lucknow is a diversion from its earlier recomendation of constructing the same in a Muslim dominated area in Ayodhya nearby the location of the Ram Temple.
Several Shia outfits have also condemned the Shia Waqf Board for its proposal to withdraw the claim of the community from the land where Babri masjid existed.
He added that Waqf would not stake any claim to the disputed Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid property and would not have any issue if Hindus built a temple there.
Talking about the proposal, Shia Central Waqf Board chairman Syed Waseem Rizvi said that the proposal was prepared after holding discussions with all stakeholders.
The board also said that to end the dispute, the state government shall also cooperate and allot one acre of land to the Shia community to construct a new Masjid outside Ayodhya, in Lucknow.
The Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board had last month announced that it will gift 10 silver arrows if the 100-metre tall Lord Ram statue is built in Ayodhya.
The application said that even in Islamic countries, mosques have been removed.
It had sought the apex court's permission to submit the settlement proposal.
Shia Waqf Board chairman Waseem Rizvi however rejected AIMPLB criticism saying that the job of the Board is to look after Muslim Personal Law and they had no jurisdiction over Waqf properties of both Shia and Sunni sects.
The court had reached a consensus on commencing the hearing on a total of 13 appeals filed against a 2010 judgement of the Allahabad High Court in four civil suits.