Maulana Salman Nadvi, suspended member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), today got emotional while talking about politically-sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case at an event in Lucknow.
Maulana Nadvi has been facing flak from various Muslim leaders for his compromise formula in the case. Maulana Nadvi had, during a meeting with spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar last week, extended support for construction of the Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya and demanded an alternate piece of land for the construction of a mosque.
At an event in Lucknow today, when students asked why the AIMPLB treated him like this, the Maulana couldn’t control his emotions and broke down. Nadvi said that he is taking about love, Allah, adding that god will deal with them who are doing ‘injustice’ to him.
“We all humans are god’s children. Hindus, Christians, we all are one family. According to Shariat, Masjid could be shifted (from the disputed site),” he told India TV.
“I have not changed my stand,” he replied to a question.
The AIMPLB had on Sunday announced that Maulana Nadvi who had defied it on Babri Masjid issue is no longer its member. On the third and final day of its 26th plenary, the AIMPB accepted Nadvi's "disassociation" from the board.
The action against Nadvi, a member of the board's executive committee, came on the proposal of a four-member committee. Board Secretary Zafaryab Jilani told reporters that the committee's proposal was accepted unanimously at the general body meeting.
Jilani, a member of Babri Masjid committee of the board, said Nadvi's proposal was against the consistent stand of the board that the land of mosque can never be sold, gifted or exchanged and that the matter should be decided by the Supreme Court.
A three-judge bench of the Allahabad High Court, in a 2:1 majority ruling, had in 2010 ordered that the land be partitioned equally among three parties -- the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla. The case is presently pending before the Supreme Court.