The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Sunday informed that they have decided to remove Moulana Salman Husaini Nadvi from the board of members.
The move comes after Nadvi’s remarks over the Babri Masjid.
Syed Qasim Rasool Ilyas, the AIMPLB member, said, “The board reiterated its uncompromising stand on Babri Masjid issue. Salman Nadvi is still speaking against the board stand. So, the board was left with no other option. The committee has unanimously decided to remove him.”
Earlier, the Babri Masjid case was handed over to Nadvi by the board, said AIMPLB member Zafayb Jilani. Nadvi had threatened to remove Jilani from Sunni Waqf Board’s lawyer while talking to the media.
To this threaten, Jilani said, “He can do whatever he wants. We have been fighting since 1986, the time when he (Nadvi) was not included in the fight (Babri Masjid).”
On February 9, Nadvi spoke to ANI in regard with his meeting with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar where he extended support for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya and added that their first priority is to join the hearts of people. He also hinted at an out of court settlement by saying, “The courts do not join people’s heart as the verdict is always in favour of one and against the other.”
In reference to this statement, Jilani said that they cannot give the mosque to anyone.
The Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute is a century-old issue between the Hindus and Muslims over a piece of land, which the Hindus claim is the birthplace of Lord Ram and thus Ram temple should be built there. On December 6, 1992, the Babri Masjid, which was built on the land, was demolished by Hindu Karsevaks, which caused massive Hindu-Muslim riots across the country, resulting in immense bloodshed.
The case, which is still pending in the court and is ongoing its hearing, is set for March 14 as the next hearing date by the three-judge Supreme Court bench as some of the important documents and translations were yet to be filed before the apex court.