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Muslims will not give up Babri Masjid, says AIMPLB

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

The AIMPLB, the apex body of the Indian Muslims, on Sunday declared that Muslims will not give up and that struggle for its reconstruction will continue.

The (AIMPLB) reiterated its stand in 'Declaration' passed on the third and final day of its 26th plenary here.

"is an essential part of faith in and Muslims can never abdicate the Masjid nor they can exchange land for Masjid or gift the Masjid land. is a Masjid and it shall remain a Masjid till eternity," said a statement released by the board.

This assumed significance as an executive member of the board, had mooted a formula after meeting Hindu leader on Friday that the land on which Babri Masjid stood till December 6, 1992, be given for building He suggested that an alternate land be allocated for construction of a and an Islamic university.

Facing flak from board members for his controversial formula against the board's stand, Nadvi did not attend the plenary on the second day Saturday and announced his "disassociation" from the board. The board on Sunday accepted his "disassociation" and announced that he is no longer a member.

"By demolishing Babri Masjid, it never loses its identity as a masjid. And according to Shariah, it always remains a Masjid," said the statement read out by the board's executive member at a news conference.

"Without any doubt, we make it clear that the struggle for the reconstruction of Babri Masjid continues and the appeal in is being fought rigorously with all the resources available at the disposal of the Board. The country's topmost lawyers are appearing on behalf of the Muslims and we believe that the Almighty Allah will make us successful in the Supreme Court," it added.



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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 20:34 IST