The Shia Waqf Board on Sunday called the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) a "terrorist organisation" and said that it should be banned.
Syed Waseem Rizvi, the chairman of the Shia Waqf Board, made this statement after the ouster of cleric Salman Nadvi from the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) for suggesting an out-of-court settlement in the Ayodhya dispute.
Terrorist orgs of Pak & Saudi Arabia take major decisions related to Muslims in India. AIMPLB is a branch of such terrorist orgs which is spoiling the atmosphere of the country by following their ideologies. AIMPLB should be banned considering it as a terrorist org: Wasim Rizvi pic.twitter.com/AhmDB7VuGo
— ANI (@ANI) February 11, 2018
According to News18, Rizvi said that board did not take any action against Nadvi when he had written a letter to Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but had thrown him out when he has spoke in favour of peace. "Salman Nadvi also shared the same sentiments as Shia Waqf Board to shift the mosque (Babri Masjid) from the disputed site as it is the only way to keep peace and harmony in the country," Rizvi said about Nadvi's sentiments on the Babri Masjid issue.
The AIMPLB had on Sunday announced that Maulana Salman Hussaini Nadvi is no longer its member. The action against Nadvi, a member of the board's executive committee, came on the proposal of a four-member committee. Board Secretary Zafaryab Jilani told reporters that the committee's proposal was accepted unanimously at the general body meeting.
Nadvi, an eminent cleric, had triggered a row on the eve of the 26th plenary of the board by mooting a proposal after his meeting with Sri Sri Ravishankar that the disputed land in Ayodhya, where Babri Masjid stood till 6 December 1992, may be handed over for the construction of the Ram temple.
The AIMPLB, the apex body of the Indian Muslims, also declared that Muslims will not give up Babri Masjid and that the struggle for its reconstruction will continue. It reiterated this stand in 'Hyderabad Declaration', passed on the third and final day of the plenary in Hyderabad. "Babri Masjid is an essential part of faith in Islam and Muslims can never abdicate the Masjid nor they can exchange land for Masjid or gift the Masjid land. Babri Masjid is a Masjid and it shall remain a Masjid till eternity," said a statement released by the board.
"Without any doubt, we make it clear that the struggle for the reconstruction of Babri Masjid continues and the appeal in Supreme Court 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.
With inputs from agencies
Updated Date: Feb 11, 2018 22:32 PM