Fissures in AIMPLB? Maulana who backed Sri Sri's involvement ousted

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The All India Muslim Personal Law Board's (AIMPLB) member on Sunday informed that the committee has chose to remove Moulana Salman Hasni Nadvi's from the board.

The Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute is a century-old issue between Hindus and Muslims over a piece of land, which is claimed by the former to be the birthplace of Lord Ram and thus should be used for construction of a Ram temple. Jilani said the board had not authorized any of its members to meet Ravishankar or any other Hindu religious leader for talks on Ayodhya dispute.

After the meeting, the AOL said some eminent members of the Sunni Waqf Board, the AIMPLB and others met Ravi Shankar and expressed support for an out-of-court settlement of the Ayodhya dispute and "supported the proposal of shifting the Masjid outside to another place". Babri Masjid is a Masjid and it will remain a Masjid till eternity, " the AIMPLB said in a release. None of the working committee members were aware of such a thing.

"The board reiterated its uncompromising stand on Babri Masjid issue. By demolitioning it never loses its identity", it said. "We have been fighting since 1986, the time when he (Nadvi) was not included in the fight (for the Babri Masjid)".

The board had reviewed Nadvi's statement at its executive committee meeting, held as part of a three-day plenary that started in Hyderabad on Friday evening. The committee, comprising AIMPLB president Maulana Rabey Hasani Nadvi, general secretary Maulana Wali Rahmani, and executive members Maulana Arshad Madani and Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani, gave its recommendation to expel Nadvi. "As per the Hanbali school of (Islamic) thought, a mosque can be shifted", Nadvi said.

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"Without any doubt, we make it clear that the struggle for the reconstruction of Babri Masjid continues and the appeal in Supreme Court is being fought rigorously with all the resources available at the disposal of the Board".

The Board also made a decision to take forward the reform movement among the Muslims by constituting state-wide committees and district-level committees.

The 26th plenary meeting of the board is underway here since yesterday.

Even as the Supreme Court is set to hear the vexed Ayodhya title suit probably from March 14, another effort for an amicable solution would be initiated on February 20 when Muslims and Hindus would sit here to resolve it. The board on Sunday accepted his "disassociation" and announced that he is no longer a member.

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