A prominent plaintiff in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit, Mohammad Iqbal Ansari, has demanded that the five-acre land to be given for mosque as per the Supreme Court direction should be within the Ayodhya city limit.
“It seems that the Uttar Pradesh government is identifying land (for the mosque) outside the periphery of Ayodhya city, which is unfortunate,” he said.
Talking to media persons on Thursday, Ansari said that land for the mosque should be given inside Ayodhya city so that a mosque along with a women’s hospital could be constructed on it.
Ansari further said that Ayodhya was always a place of communal harmony where Hindus and Muslims lived peacefully and now too, along with construction of a Ram temple and a mosque, a hospital should be set up to serve the people.
Earlier, media reports suggested that the district authorities had identified land for the mosque outside the 14-kosi parikrama path which is almost near the Ayodhya border with adjoining districts.
On November 9, 2019, the apex court had given its historic verdict on Ayodhya issue in which it directed the government to set up a trust within three months for the construction of Ram temple and give five acres of land in Ayodhya to Muslims for a new mosque.
However, the government is yet to set up a trust even though two months have elapsed since the verdict.