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

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

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

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.

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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.