Will strive for Hindu-Muslim unity, says expelled AIMPLB executive Salman Nadwi

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"By demolishing Babri Masjid, it never loses its identity as a masjid". Nadvi's meeting with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is in his individual capacity. At thte meeting he reportedly suggested that Muslims can shift the Babari Masjid from the disputed site in Ayodhya in lieu of alternate land for mosque and a Central University for the Muslims.

The 26th plenary meeting of the board is underway here since yesterday. Board vice president Moulana Kaka Sayeed Ahmed Oomeri, secretary Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani, member Maulana Syed Arshad Madani and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi were present. The clarification has come amid media reports that Salman Nadvi, a member of Board is engaged in an out of court settlement with Hindu Guru Ravishankar. He said some members may have met them in their personal capacity. "Because Salman Nadvi has gone against this unanimous stand, he has been expelled", Qasim Ilyas, AIMPLB member, said on Salman Nadvi's expulsion.

However, Salman Nadvi defended his formula by saying this would ensure peace and communal harmony.

Moulana Arshad Madani was among those who said that when somebody was in a responsible position in an organisation he cannot air his opinions like this.

An AIMPLB spokesperson confirmed that Nadvi was expelled after the recommendations of the disciplinary committee, formed to look into the matter, News 18 reported. It was clearly said that once a Masjid is built, till eternity that will remain a Masjid.

"Once a mosque it's always a mosque".

"The board reiterates its resolution of December 1990 and January 1993 and once again emphasises the basic level of Shariah that the land dedicated for Masjid can not be sold, gifted, or in any way alienated".

The case is now pending in the Supreme Court.

The board alleged that deliberate attempts are being made to sow the seeds of dissension and discord among Muslims by bringing to the fore such problems and issues which can create rift among various sections of the society and schools of thoughts.

He added that the triple talaq bill, which is now pending in the Rajya Sabha, is not acceptable to the Muslim community because it is against the Constitutional provisions which are given to minorities.

The plenary will also discuss host of other issues in three sessions over the next two days.

At a massive public meeting organised by the board on Sunday night, the board leaders underlined the need for maintaining unity and targeted Nadvi without naming him.

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