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UP govt allots 5-acre land for Babri Masjid 20 kms from Ayodhya

The proposed land for the mosque is in Raunahi, about 20 kilometres from Ayodhya on the Lucknow-Ayodhya route

Wednesday February 5, 2020 2:31 PM, ummid.com with inputs from IANS

5 acre land for Babri Masjid

Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh Wednesday approved a proposal to allot five acres of land to the Sunni Waqf Board for construction of a mosque in exchange of the demolished Babri Masjid.

The Supreme Court in its Ayodhya verdict had directed the government to allot 05 acres of land to Muslims in lieu of about 56 acres of land which is now been given to Hindus for construction of Ram temple.

The proposed land for the mosque is in Raunahi, about 20 kilometres from Ayodhya on the Lucknow-Ayodhya route.

Yogi cabinet passed the approval hours after PM Modi announced in the Lok Sabha formation of the trust to build temple on the land where Babri Masjid stood till it was demolished on December 06, 1992.

The government spokesman said that the proposal was in compliance with the Supreme Court verdict on November 9 that said that five acres of land is to be given to the Muslim side for mosque construction.

However, it is not clear how the state government will be abiding by the SC verdict by offering the land not in Ayodhya, but 20 kms away. Most of the Muslim parties fighting for their right on the Babri Masjid land have already announced that they will not accept any land in exchange of the original.

The Sunni Waqf Board spokesman hence said that the decision on this issue would be taken at the Board meeting.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Maurya, when asked about his reaction, raised his hands and shouted "Jai Shri Ram, ho gaya kaam".

He said that the process for temple construction had begun with the Prime Minister announcing the trust in Delhi and Adityanath allocating land for the mosque.

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