UP Sunni Central Waqf Board to build mosque, hospital and library on five-acre plot allotted to it in Ayodhya as per SC order

  • Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board on Monday said it will build a mosque as well as an Indo-Islamic research centre, a hospital and a library on the five-acre plot

  • The decision to accept the land was taken at a board meeting in Lucknow

  • Board chairman Zufar Farooqui said the board will set up a trust soon for the construction of the mosque

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board on Monday said it will build a mosque as well as an Indo-Islamic research centre, a hospital and a library on the five-acre plot allotted to it following the Supreme Court's Ayodhya verdict.

 UP Sunni Central Waqf Board to build mosque, hospital and library on five-acre plot allotted to it in Ayodhya as per SC order

The Uttar Pradesh government alotted five acres the Sunni Central Waqf Board to build a new Babri Masjid, around 30 kms away from the Ram Mandir site. Getty Images

The decision to accept the land was taken at a board meeting in Lucknow. "It has been decided at a meeting of the board to take the five-acre land given to us by the Uttar Pradesh government," board chairman Zufar Farooqui told reporters.

He said the board will set up a trust soon for the construction of the mosque. "Besides the mosque, there will be an Indo-Islamic research centre, a public library, a charitable hospital and other useful facilities on the land", he said.

"The size of the mosque will be decided keeping in mind local needs," he said.

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Updated Date: Feb 24, 2020 17:17:33 IST