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'Last Mughal descendant' wants out-of-court settlement of Ayodhya dispute

Prince Yakub Habeebuddin Tucy petitions to be made caretaker of demolished Babri mosque

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Prince Yakub Habeebuddin Tucy, the man claiming to be the descendant of last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, said on Tuesday that he favoured an out-of-court settlement on the vexed Ayodhya dispute. He said that the matter should be resolved amicably through talks between religious heads of both communities and the people of Ayodhya. Art of Living founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shanker, recently proposed to mediate between Hindu and Muslim religious figures and announced that he was already in touch with them for an out-of-court settlement of the dispute. Tucy supported Ravi ...