Babri Masjid issue: some Muslim intellectuals attempt out of court settlement, meet Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Bengaluru: A delegation of Muslim intellectuals and scholars on Tuesday called on Sri Sri Ravi Shankar founder of ‘Art of living’. They discussed many issues including Babri Masjid dispute.

Following the meeting, the Art of Living in a press release stated that key members of Sunni Waqf Board, All India Personal Law Board and others supported out of court settlement of Ayodhya issue during the meeting with Ravi Shankar. The Art of Living claimed that Muslim leaders had supported the proposal of shifting the Masjid outside to another place on some conditions. According to the release, several Muslim intellectuals are cooperating in the matter.

Sri Sri stated that 16 leaders from multiple organizations attended the meeting, including Muslim Personal Law Board executive member Maulana Syed Salman Hussain Nadwi, Uttar Pradesh Sunni Waqf Board chairperson Zafar Ahmad Farooqui, Maulana Wasif Hasan of Teelay Wali Masjid in Lucknow, retired IAS officer Dr Anis Ansari, Centre for Objective Research and Development (CORD) director Athar Husain Siddiqui, businessman A R Rahman, London-based World Islamic Forum chairman Maulana Isa Mansuri, Lucknow advocate Imran Ahmed, former Haj committee of India chairman A Abubakr and Dr Musa Kaiser of Bengaluru.