Ayodhya issue: Another attempt for compromise, Muslim Intellectuals’ Forum holds meeting

Lucknow: There is no court solution to the Ayodhya issue. Whenever the judgment is pronounced on Babri Masjid case, it cannot join the hearts of both the groups. It will not ensure peace in the country.

These expressions were made by the representative of spiritual guru, Shri Shri Ravi Shanker at a seminar organized by Muslim intellectuals’ forum and Art of Living at Lucknow on Saturday.

After the seminar, speaking to the presspersons, retired Judge, Mr. B.D. Naqvi told that there is no court solution to this issue which is very sensitive. Any solution is possible only through mutual compromise. He further told that if India and Pakistan, can agree to hold negotiations after bitter relations, why can’t we do the same, he asked.

Director of Art of Living and Shri Shri Ravi Shanker Gautham Wij told that even after the pronouncement of the court verdict, all the parties will not be happy. There is a need to find a solution which could resolve this issue. This is possible only through mutual talks.

The key appellant, Mr. Haji Mehboob in his short speech said that any attempt to resolve this issue is welcome. No citizen wants to repeat the tragic incident of 1992. He asked in case of arbitration who will be the arbitrator whose decision would be acceptable to both the parties.

The president of the forum, Syed Rifat, Former Minister, Mr. Moid Ahmed, Retired IPS Officer, Mr. Mehboob Alam and Maulana Akram Nadvi also addressed the gathering.

Maulana Akram Nadvi quoted the compromise Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) had made on the occasion of Hudaibia and said that it should be a model for us.

It was decided unanimously that letters would be written to the President of Muslim Personal Law Board, Maulana Syed Rabey Hasani Nadvi and Maulana Arshad Nadvi, President of Jamiatul Ulema with an appeal to make further progress on the suggestions made by Shri Shri.

It may be mentioned that Shri Shri had written a letter to the Muslim Personal Law Board in the month of March last year in which, he had mentioned four probable verdicts. Out of these verdicts, no one will be favourable to Muslims. Keeping this probability in mind, Muslims should gift the land of Babri Masjid to Hindu brethren.