Delegates Meet Sri Sri Ravishankar To Find 'Amicable' Solution In Ayodhya Dispute

| February 9 , 2018 , 16:38 IST

A  6 member delegation met Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravishankar in Bengaluru on Friday in regards of Ram Mandir- Babri Masjid case to find an 'amicable solution' to the issue. They had a 3-hour long meeting with Ravishankar.

The delegates consisted executive member of All India Personal Law Board Maulana Salaman Husaini Nadvi, Zufar Farooqui chairperson of  UP Sunni Central Waqf Board, former IAS officer Anis Ansari, advocate Imran Ahmed, Maulana Wasif Hasan Waizi of Teeli Wali Masjid and Athar Husain director of Objective Research and Development.

Providing details after the meeting Athar Husaini told TOI, "We discussed various aspects of the dispute and how a consensus can be reached between Hindus and Muslims. Another round of meeting can be held in Ayodhya in March where seers and clerics will discuss the issue."

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Zufar Farooqui said, "The waqf board is ready for all kinds of negotiations, provided people from both sides are present at the table."

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's spokesman Gautam confirmed that 16 organisations were represented at the meeting, including people from Bengaluru. He said, "Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's motive is to end the issue as soon as possible and do so amicably. Another round of talks will be held in Ayodhya and we are coordinating with people who will be invited for discussions. Guruji could visit Ayodhya in February."

Salman Nadvi said, "We held a meeting so that all issues around the matter especially that of Ram Temple & Babri Masjid are discussed & we look for a solution which sends a message across the nation. Our priority is to join hearts of people."

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In November last year, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar had held talks with stakeholders and religious heads in Lucknow and Ayodhya for an amicable settlement to the dispute.

The Supreme Court began the final hearings on Thursday on the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhumi - Babri Masjid case of Ayodhya. Citing incomplete filing of documents by the petitioners, the Supreme Court has announced March 14 as the next date of hearing in the Ayodhya dispute case.