By Aleem Shaikh :
Ayodhya Babri masjid issue still hot in indian politics as it was before 1990. Recently One of the member of the UP Shia Waqf Board filed an affidavit in Supreme court suggesting that a Ram Temple be built in Ayodhya and a Mosque in Lucknow.
Mumbai based Muslim organisations and Awami Vikas party issued the joint statement saying it is an attempt to create a ” rift” between Shia and Sunni communities.
” all muslim communities are on one platform on the Babri Masjid issue the leaders as well as religious heads of shias and sunnis have rejected the affidavit and opposed in one voice ” Said AVP Chief Shamsher khan pathan in a joint press conference which was held by Shia Sunni Ithed Forum and Awami Vikas party. According to Maharashtra Waqf Board Member and Shia cleric ,Maulana Zaheer Abbas Rizvi , UP Shia Board don’t have the local standing and can’t misguide the community even local people don’t agree with this idea on Babri Masjid issue UP Shia Board musguiding the real issue.
Safdar karmali one of Shia leader says Shia and we are brothers we follow one relegion how we are on one platform on this issue. Advocate Abbas Kazmi also warned those who are trying to rift between Shia and Sunni communities on Babri Masjid issue both communities are on same platform on Ayodhya issue.
The press conference was attended by Shia Sunni leaders and spriual cleric from both communities.