‘Temple in Ayodhya, mosque in Lucknow’: Shia Waqf Board’s proposal

Ghaziabad: In a bid to resolve Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, the Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board has come up with a proposal following discussions with different stakeholders.
As per the proposal, Ram temple could be built at disputed Ayodhya site and the mosque in Lucknow.
Shia Waqf Board chairman Syed Waseem Rizvi told news agency ANI: “After discussions with different parties, we have prepared a proposal in which a Ram temple will be built in Ayodhya and a mosque can be built in Lucknow”.
He further said that this solution would ensure peace and brotherhood in the country.
Rizvi, along with some Mahantas from Ayodhya, will also approach the Supreme Court before December 05 with a solution to the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.
He recently met several Mahantas, including Mahanta Dharamdas and Mahanta Sureshdas in Ayodhya, for mutual agreement in the long-standing dispute.
Earlier, the Shia Waqf Board had proposed to the apex court that a temple can be built in Ayodhya and the mosque be located nearby in a Muslim-dominated area.
Various attempts have been made by all the stakeholders till now to resolve the matter amicably but all went in vain.
Earlier, the top court had also suggested that an out-of-court settlement was the best recourse to the dispute.
The apex court will commence the final hearing of the long-standing matter from December 5, a day before the 25th anniversary of the demolition of the medieval-era structure.
The Babri Masjid was built by Mughal emperor Babar in 1528.
The Hindus, however, claim that a Ram temple that originally stood there was demolished to construct the mosque. 
(With ANI inputs)