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No change in stand on Babri masjid issue: AIMPLB

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board today said there is no change in its stand on the issue as "once a masjid is built, till eternity that will be a masjid".

AIMIM and Asaduddin Owaisi, who is also a member of the board, briefed reporters tonight on the proceedings of the second day of the 26th plenary of the board here.

Presidential address was given by in the morning session followed by an address by Maulana Wali Rehamani, he said.

"About Babri masjid, it was clearly said that once a masjid is built, till eternity that will be a masjid. There will be no compromise. As far as the is concerned, the people who compromise on the masjid issue will be answerable to the Almighty," Owaisi said.

The and the also said in their addresses that the triple talaq bill proposed by the NDA government is not acceptable to the Muslim community, Owaisi said.

"Both of them in their addresses have said that triple talaq bill which is now pending in the Rajya Sabha is not acceptable to the Muslim community because it is against the Constitution. It is against the constitutional provisions which were given to the minorities," he said.

Earlier today, the board, in a press release, had quoted Rehamani as saying that the was ready for negotiations based on "fair justice and equal honour", though it also believed that a masjid, once built, remains a masjid forever.

The 26th plenary meeting of the board is underway here since yesterday.

Art Of Living (AOL) founder Sri SriRavi Shankar had held a meeting in Bengaluru with Muslim leaders including members from the and the on February 8.

After the meeting, the had said some eminent members of the Sunni Waqf Board, the AIMPLB and others met Ravi Shankar and expressed support for an out-of-court settlement of the dispute and "supported the proposal of shifting the Masjid outside to another place".

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 00:10 IST