Babri mosque cannot be relocated nor its land be used for something else says Shia cleric Kalbe Jawad
Senior Shia cleric and general secretary of Majlis-E-Ulema-E-Hind, Maulana Kalbe Jawad on Friday said that only a mosque can be constructed on land earmarked for a mosque, while referring to the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute.
He also said that those crying out loud about shifting of the Babri Masjid to another spot making way for the Ram Mandir to be built in place, should instead give up their personal property for the purpose.
Lashing out strongly the Maulana said, "Those suggesting giving up of the Babri Masjid land for the temple have only the right to donate their own land and not stake claim on a land earmarked for a mosque. What is not your own, does not give you the right to make decisions for it. These people favouring the shift should instead give up their house and property for it."
The cleric said he was speaking on behalf the national level body of clerics, Majlis-e-Ulama-e-Hind and of the Shia community, who will both honour and accept the decision of the Supreme Court on the dispute.
He also said that the community was on the side of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board in maintaining that a mosque can neither be relocated nor its land be given to somebody else.
Jawad was referring to the recent UP Shia Central Waqf Board's proposal of relocating the Babri Masjid and of senior Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Sadiq's personal view on the subject stating giving up of Babri Masjid land for the temple.
Jawad had earlier discredited the affidavit filed by UP Shia Central Waqf Boardthat favoured shifting of the Babri Masjid to a different location, as a ploy to create rift between Shias and Sunnis.
He had also said earlier that the Board's said affidavit had no 'legal or religious sanction' and does not hold true for the entire Shia population.