Ayodhya dispute: Owaisi criticizes Sri Sri Ravi Shankar after Shia Waqf board backs AIMPLB

The president of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen and All India Muslim Personal Law board (AIMPLB) member Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday criticized Humanitarian leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for acting as a conciliator on the Ayodhya dispute.

The ambassador of peace met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at his house in Lucknow on Wednesday morning, before leaving for Ayodhya. Ravi Shankar would initiate talk with all stakeholders to find a middle ground to solve the Ayodhya issue during his visit to UP.

However, in a stinging blow to the spiritual leader’s attempt, the All India Shia Personal Law Board said that it will support AIMPLB in the Ayodhya dispute matter. The Shia Waqf Board chief Waseem Rizvi earlier had a meeting with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Bengaluru.

The Shia Waqf Board chairperson Waseem Rizvi asserted that the Babri Masjid was built on Shia land and therefore the Waqf Board required to be made a party in the whole matter.

Appreciating the claims of Rizvi, Owaisi said in a tweet, “Ulti hogayee sab tadbeeran.”

Owaisi also took a jibe at Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s meeting with some Sufi Imams on Tuesday over the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid issue. However, a controversy was triggered as Ajmer Dargah chief Syed Zainul Abedin reportedly rejected the reports that said he met Singh.

In another tweet, Owaisi said, “That is why I called them “bloody jokers”& as usual 9pm nationalists took umbrage, Qs is even @HMOIndia didn’t knew it amazing these are all “2 raat ke Imam” & free loaders.”

The Supreme Court will start the final hearing of the long-standing issue from December 5, a day ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition.

The Bari Masjid was constructed by Mughal Emperor Babar in 1528. The Hindus, however, assert that a Ram temple that was initially erected there was pulled down to build the mosque.



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