Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already announced the formation of a trust for the construction of Ram temple in the Lok Sabha, the government of Uttar Pradesh today announced the grant of 5 ac of land for the mosque in lieu of Babri Masjid that was demolished in 1992. The Sunni Central Waqf Board gets this land in Dhannipur village of Sohawal tehsil, 18 km from the Ayodhya district headquarters, the Yogi Adityanath government has decided.
State minister Shrikant Sharma tweeted the information today after the Yogi Adityanath Cabinet approved the proposal. This was among the important decisions made in the cabinet meeting this morning, Sharma said, keeping in mind the orders of the Supreme Court.
The prime minister had announced the making of the trust in the Lok Sabha, saying that in its judgment, the Supreme Court had said that Ram Lalla Virajman owned the hitherto disputed inner and outer lands of Ram Janmabhoomi. The apex court had said further in its order that the central and state governments should allot 5 ac to the Sunni Central Waqf Board in consultation with each other.
Prime Minister Modi had said that according to the instructions of the Supreme Court, a big plan has been prepared for the construction of Lord Ram’s temple at Sri Rama’s birthplace and other subjects related to it. According to the order of the Supreme Court, a resolution has been passed to constitute a trust named Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tīrtha Kshetra. This trust will be completely free to take decisions on the construction of a grand and divine Ram temple at the birthplace of Lord Rama in Ayodhya.
The order of the court had rendered the Islamic community a house divided as opinions varied between accepting an alternative plot of land and turning down the offer. After intensive discussions, the Waqf Board requested the Yogi government for the land.
The Uttar Pradesh government has made another decision that 67 ac of land will be given to the trust, the formation of which the prime minister had declared.
The state government had said on Tuesday that the Supreme Court’s decision of 9 November 2019 paved the way for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. The central government is taking all necessary steps in accordance with the court order.