Ram Temple in Ayodhya soon? Sunnis ready for out of court settlement

New Delhi, Nov 13: Decks are being cleared for an out of court settlement of Ayodhya land dispute. Responding to an initiative by Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar two Muslim petitioners have come out in an open support for the move.  Two Sunni petitioners in the case Haji Mehboob and Mohommad Omar have signed a letter supporting the move for out of court settlement. The letter came after  Sri Sri's aide Gautam Vij met the two petitioners on Monday. Interestingly, the letter has also been signed by Imam  of Kevda Masjid and Tedhi Bazaar Masjid in Ayodhya."The Art of Living founder is an educated person and is pitching for peace between both the communities. The matter is pending in Supreme Court but an amicable solution through talks will also send a good message, " said Haji Mehboob. "Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has full faith in the top court, but we believe that out of court settlement will increase the communal harmony. This is why we are reaching out to the people involved in the dispute. If required, the Art of Living founder will come here again to reach out to the parties involved in the dispute," added Vij.However, in a setback to this settlement move, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board ( AIMPLB) has said that only SC can resolve the issue and no out of court settlement was possible. "If any such letter is signed by Haji Mehboob, then it doesn't hold any relevance. According to Shariat, we cannot gift or donate land meant for mosque to anyone. The matter will only be settled by the top court, " AIMPLB member and Babri Masjid Action Committee convenor Jafaryab Jilani was quoted as saying."Sri Sri Ravi Shankar had earlier urged the Muslims to compromise the land meant for mosque in Ayodhya which is not at all possible. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) had also said that he has nothing to do with this case. Therefore, there is no possible of any solution beyond court," Jilani told India Today.However, UP government is upbeat about the latest move to resolve dispute through talks. " We have always been in support for peace and communal harmony. The amicable solution through talks for Ram Mandir construction is also a possibility," said UP Cabinet Minister Shrikant SharmaNews24 Bureau

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