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Salman Nadvi no longer member of the board: Muslim panel

Sunday February 11, 2018 7:56 PM, News Network

Muslim Personal Law Board

Reiterating its stand that the Babri Masjid land can never be abdicated, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Sunday said it endorsed the decision of Salman Hussaini Nadvi to quit the board.

The decision was taken after the four member committee constituted on Saturday submitted its report to the board today evening. Member of the AIMPLB Zafaryab Jeelani announced the committee’s decision.

“Babri Masjid is a Masjid and it shall remain a Masjid till eternity. By demolishing Babri Masjid, it never loses its identity as a masjid. And according to Shariah, it always remains a Masjid," the AIMPLB said.

“This is board’s apt repeated position and Salman Nadvi had always agreed to this. Now he has taken a position which is contradictory to the stand of the Muslim personal law board in general and the Muslim community in particular.

“While taking a contradictory position, Salman Nadvi also said he does not want to remain associated with the board. The board therefore accepts his decision and declares that he is no longer a member of the board”, Jeelani announced.

Jeelani’s announcement was greeted with a loud round of endorsement. Later on the Muslim panel also declared its decision on Twitter.

“Moulana Salman Nadwi is no longer a board member. Subcommittee of the board accepts Nadwi’s decision to quit the organization”, the Muslim panel said in a message posted on Twitter.

Salman Nadvi was the founder member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and was associated with its since establishment in 1972.

His ouster from the board came after he met Art of Living (AOL) founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and agreed to an out of the court solution of the Ayodhya dispute. Nadvi also agreed to the shifting of the mosque to some other location.

He said he is working for the peace and wants to build a mosque at a location where Muslims can pray peacefully and an Islamic Univresity can also be built adjacent to it where people from all faiths can come and learn about Islam.

Salman Nadvi also said the Muslim personal law board should be dissolved and a more representative "Sharia Application Board" be formed in its place.


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