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

Press Trust of India February 24, 2020 17:17:33 IST
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 fiveacre 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.

Updated Date:

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro at ₹499 for the first year. Use code PRO499. Limited period offer. *T&C apply

also read

Heirs of woman's father entitled to inherit her property under Hindu Succession Act, says Supreme Court
India

Heirs of woman's father entitled to inherit her property under Hindu Succession Act, says Supreme Court

The top court gave the ruling after a widowed woman's decision to transfer her share of her husband's property in favour of her brother's son was challenged in court

Unnao deaths case: Two suspects held for murder; kin perform last rites of two girls as another battles for life
India

Unnao deaths case: Two suspects held for murder; kin perform last rites of two girls as another battles for life

While the last rites of the two Dalit girls who were found dead in the field was performed amid heavy security on Friday morning, according to reports, the condition of the third remains critical

Kangana Ranaut moves SC seeking transfer of cases from Mumbai to Shimla, claims 'threat to life'
Entertainment

Kangana Ranaut moves SC seeking transfer of cases from Mumbai to Shimla, claims 'threat to life'

The plea comes a day after a Mumbai court issued a bailable warrant against Kangana Ranaut after she failed to appear before it in connection with a defamation case filed against her by lyricist Javed Akhtar