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AIMPLB expels Maulana Salman Nadvi for proposing shifting of Babri site

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PMaulana Syed Salman Nadvi who was sacked from the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB)   has said that he will continue with his effort for amicable solution to Ayodhya dispute. The Board had sacked Nadvi on Sunday during its executive meeting in Hyderabad for making the proposal for dropping the claim by the muslims on the disputed site at Ayodhya   and negotiated settlement of the issue rather than waiting for the Supreme Court verdict.

The Board said that a mosque once us always a mosque and there can never be compromise on it.  Nadvi is slated to join Sri Sri Ravi shanker in Ayodhya on February 20 for second round of talks between the Hindus and Muslim for an amicable solution to the vexed issue.

Nadvi, who reached here on Sunday night, said here on Monday that conspiracy by some members of the board led to his expulsion.” How can a person be expelled without giving him a show cause notice.   I had myself boycotted the meeting of the board at Hyderabad after attending the first day meeting on February 9’’, said Maulana Nadvi.

The Maulana, who runs a Madarsa in Lucknow, advocated for dissolving of the AIMPLB and instead Shariat Application Board should be set up in its place. He also demanded action against two members of the Board Kamal Farooqui and Kasim Rasool Iliyasi. He said the two members are behind his expulsion.

The problem started for Nadvi after he met Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar earlier this week and talked about an amicable settlement of the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute in the Board meeting.

“The atmosphere should be good (between the two communities)....There is permission for this in the Sharia. As per the Hanbali School of (Islamic) thought, a mosque can be shifted,” Nadvi had argued after meeting Sri Sri Ravishankar.  His statement was contradicted by other Maulanas saying a mosque is always a mosque and there could be no compromise on it.

“We have to conserve our mosque. Conserving does not mean we will fight at the same place and take it. We can shift the mosque. A grand mosque can be built where a university can also be set up,” Nadvi had added. Ravi Shankar, on February 8, held a meeting with Muslim leaders including, Maulana Nadvi, renewing his effort to mediate in the Ayodhya dispute, even as final hearing on the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi case has started in the Supreme Court and next hearing will be held in March.




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