Ayodhya: Shia Waqf Board chief Wasim Rizvi donates Rs 51,000 to Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas

ANI Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh Nov 15, 2019, 10.04 PM(IST)

File photo of Shia Waqf Board chief Wasim Rizvi. Photograph:( ANI )

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The Supreme Court on November 9 directed the Central government to hand over the disputed site at Ayodhya for the construction of a temple and set up a trust for the same.

Shia Waqf Board chief Wasim Rizvi donated Rs 51,000 to the Shri Ram Janmabhumi Nyas here on Friday.

"Ayodhya is a very ancient place. The controversy had dwindled its name. I come from Agra which is a tourist place. Ayodhya could also develop as a tourist place after the construction of Ram temple here," Zafar Rizvi, representative of Shia Waqf Board said.

"The honourable Supreme Court has taken a very considered decision by calling for the formation of a trust to build the temple. The mosque which will be built on the 5-acre land given by the government should be named `Aman Masjid`," he added.

The Supreme Court on November 9 directed the Central government to hand over the disputed site at Ayodhya for the construction of a temple and set up a trust for the same.

The apex court further directed the government to give a suitable plot of land measuring five acres to the Sunni Waqf Board.

A decade-long legal dispute was fought by Hindu Mahasabha, a sect of Hindu monks Nirmohi Akhara and Sunni Waqf Board over 2.77 acres of land in Ayodhya.