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Ayodhya Issue: Negotiations in Final Stage, Proposal Before SC Soon

The negotiation process, supported by both communities, started after the September 30 2010, Allahabad High Court verdict over Ayodhya issue.

Published: 24th February 2015 02:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th February 2015 02:08 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

AYODHYA: The main litigant in Babri Masjid case, Hashim Ansari, met Akhara Parishad president Mahant Gyan Das to discuss a new proposal for resolution of Ayodhya dispute as they plan to put it before the Supreme Court.

The formula for out-of-court settlement broadly talks about the 70 acres of disputed premises accommodating both mosque and temple with a partition wall which will be 100 ft high, according to Gyan Das, who is chief priest of Ayodhya's famous Hanuman Garhi temple.

Ansari met Gyan Das at Hanuman Garhi premises along with his son Iqbal Ansari. The negotiation process, which started after the September 30 2010, Allahabad High Court verdict over Ayodhya issue, was largely being supported by cross section of the civil society and religious leaders from both the communities.

"We are drafting the final points of negotiation draft which will be presented before the Supreme Court soon after the hearing starts," Gyan Das said after the meeting yesterday, adding, they will be meeting the Prime Minister also to seek his cooperation.

Ansari, said, "After the draft is finalised, we will get it signed by all the top religious leaders from both the communities who are supporting our cause since beginning, before submitting it in the Supreme Court." However, the negotiation draft will be made public only after it is submitted to the Supreme Court, he said.

Gyan Das said they have discussed the proposal with almost all Hindu religious establishments and main spiritual leaders. "Everyone seems to agreed with our proposal. Soon we will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and present our proposal before him and will seek his help, support and cooperation for the peaceful solution of this dispute," said Gyan Das.

Distancing himself from Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), he said the outfit was "not a party in our peace process, as VHP never want to build Ram temple".

"They just want to create communal tension between the communities," he alleged. "We are in favour of construction of both Ram temple and Babri Masjid adjacent to each other but with a huge division wall of more than 100 ft in between, as we want to avoid any nuisance later," he said.  He said they were opposed to VHP's stand that the “mosque should be build out of 'panch kosi parikrama' boundary of Ayodhya".

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