Updated: November 7, 2019 2:51:41 am
Professing the highest regard for Supreme Court’s verdict in the Ayodhya case, expected within the next few days, Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind president Arshad Madani on Wednesday said both sides need to reach a middle ground for a mediation attempt to succeed, but in this case the “Hindu parties were not willing to scale their demand down”.
Madani was part of the mediation attempts by a Supreme Court-appointed committee.
“We were willing to concede Ram Chabutra even though the disputed waqf land has Ram Chabutra, Ram Bhandara and Sita Rasoi. But Hindu parties were not willing to give up their claim over the three-dome portion and courtyard area where the Babri Masjid once stood, and where Muslims prayed,” Madani said.
He said, “Indian waqf law does not permit giving it (Babri Masjid) away because it is a mosque by Sharia law. However, the Hindu parties were not willing to scale their demand down. That left us with no option but to wait for the SC verdict.”
“According to law, justice and fairness, Babri Masjid has always remained a mosque…” he said.
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