In a gracious display of communal accord, Hanumangarhi temple trust in Ayodhya has allowed local Muslims to use temple's land to reconstruct a 300-year-old dilapidated mosque.
According to a report in The Times of India, the temple management,which is in possession of the masjid land, not only allowed its reconstruction and agreed to bear cost but also welcomed Muslims to offer namaz in premises.
The Aalamgiri Masjid was declared `hazardous' by local civic body and entry was banned into the mosque.
"I asked our Muslim brothers to renovate and reconstruct the masjid on our expense and also issued no-objection certificate for Muslims to offer namaz as this is also a `Khuda ka ghar'," Hanumangarhi's chief priest Mahant Gyan Das told TOI.
The structure and its land situated in an area called Argara came in possession of Hanumangarhi temple of Ayodhya after Nawab Shujauddaulah donated the land to the temple around 1765, on the condition that namaz would continue at the masjid, the report says.