The blueprint of the proposed mosque in Ayodhya has come under criticism from former litigant in the Ayodhya land dispute case, Iqbal Ansari. According to Ansari, not a single point in the proposed mosque represented Islamic culture or etiquette of a religious structure.
The blueprint of the proposed mosque, which will be built on the five-acre land allotted by the state government, was unveiled on December 19.
“The Supreme Court has given 5 acres of land for the mosque and the structure should resemble the mosques built in India. The map they have showcased has no structure. A mosque or a temple has an etiquette, and if there is a temple without a shivala, it won’t be considered a temple. Everything should be as per religious traditions. They need to understand that it is a place to offer namaz and not enjoying a picnic,” Ansari told The Sunday Express.
Ansari also questioned the authenticity of the Trust and said: “Five litigants fought the case for 70 years in all the courts and no suggestion was taken from us.”
Trust secretary Athar Husain said replicating a structure was not architecture, and their concept is to promote the idea of a syncretic culture. “Under that plan we have decided to build a hospital to provide better medical facilities to the people of Ayodhya,” he said.