AIMPLB expels Nadvi over Babri Masjid remark; reiterates mosque can’t be sold or shifted

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) which continued its meeting for the 3rd day on Sunday in Hyderabad expelled one of its executive members, Maulana Syed Salman Hussain Nadvi over his recent remark that the Babri Masjid can be shifted.

The Muslim law board reiterated its earlier stand on the Babri Masjid issue and said that the mosque could not be sold, gifted or shifted.

Nadvi, a prominent scholar and executive member of AIMPLB, did not participate in the third day of the Muslim law board meeting today. He has said that he still believes that an out-of-court settlement is possible and it should happen.

During his meeting with AOL founder in Bengaluru earlier this week, Nadvi extended support for construction of the Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya. He said that an alternate piece of land should be offered for the construction of a mosque. He also added that a university could also be built at that place.

AOL founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar had held a meeting in Bengaluru with Muslim leaders including members from the AIMPLB and the Sunni Waqf Board on 8 February.

After the meeting, the AOL had said some eminent members of the Sunni Waqf Board, the AIMPLB and others met Ravi Shankar and expressed support for an out-of-court settlement of the Ayodhya dispute and “supported the proposal of shifting the Masjid outside to another place.”

The Muslim law board earlier on Saturday said there is no change in its stand on the Ayodhya issue as “once a masjid is built, till eternity that will be a masjid”.

All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi said there would be no compromise on the Babri Masjid issue.

He also said that the triple talaq bill was not acceptable to the Muslim community since it is against the Constitution.

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