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Ram Mandir Formula: AIMPLB expels Salman Nadvi for supporting Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's solution to Ayodhya dispute

Nadvi, who was an executive member of the AIMPLB, had on Saturday said that he favoured an amicable settlement of the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: February 11, 2018 16:46 IST ]
Image Source : PTI AIMPLB expels Salman Nadvi over 'Ram Mandir Formula'

All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Sunday expelled Maulana Syed Salman Hussain Nadvi for going against board's decision of rejecting the Ram Mandir Formula suggested by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. 

Nadvi, who was an executive member of the AIMPLB, had on Saturday said that he favoured an amicable settlement of the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute.

"The atmosphere should be good (between the two communities).... There is permission for this in the Sharia. As per the Hanbali school of (Islamic) thought, a mosque can be shifted," Nadvi said on Saturday. 

Nadvi's views were contrary to that of the board, which had claimed that land dedicated for a mosque cannot be sold, gifted or in any way alienated.

AIMIM president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, who is also a member of the board, on Saturday said that 'it was clearly said that once a masjid is built, till eternity that will be a masjid. There will be no compromise'. 

Talking to media after the proceedings of the second day of the 26th plenary session of the AIMPLB, Owaisi said, "As far as the Babri Masjid is concerned, the people who compromise on the masjid issue will be answerable to the Almighty." 

The decision to expel Nadvi was taken during the third day of the ongoing plenary session. 

Nadvi had told India TV in an interview on Saturday that he is leaving the board. 

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