Build Ram temple alongside Babri Masjid: Congress leader

Bengaluru: Congress’ Karnataka leader Zameer Ahmed Khan on Saturday asserted that Muslims all across the country were not against the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya while adding that Babri Masjid should also be built alongside temple.

Addressing the media, Khan said, “Not only the Muslims in Karnataka, but Muslims across the country are not against Ram Mandir. Build the Ram Mandir, but our Babri Masjid, which was demolished, should also be constructed. We are not against the temple, we are just demanding our right”.

“We say make the temple on one side and the mosque on the other as a sign of peace. Our India is famed for peace. I have been to many countries, but nowhere have I seen any place where Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, and Christians live in harmony and with love. But the BJP is spoiling that feeling of brotherhood,” Khan added.

The Babri Masjid, built by Mughal emperor Babur in Ayodhya in 1528, was, on December 6, 1992, razed to the ground allegedly by Hindu activists, claiming that the mosque was constructed after demolishing a Ram temple that originally stood there. Since then, several hearings have been held in the Supreme Court regarding this matter.

On October 29, the apex court adjourned the Ayodhya title suit till next year to fix a date for the hearing. The court was hearing a challenge to the 2010 ruling of the Allahabad High Court which divided the disputed land into three parts.