No issues with building of Ram Mandir if law permits: AIMPLB member Firangi Mahali

Earlier on March 22, the Supreme Court observed that the Ayodhya dispute must be settled amicably through "a cordial meeting" between both the parties

If the law of our country suggests that the Ram Mandir should be built in Ayodhya then we have no issue, said Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali, one of the members of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), to a leading news channel further asserting that they are ready for an out-of-court settlement as advised by the Supreme Court of India.

“If the law suggests that Ram Mandir should be built in Ayodhya, and they are ready for act under the Supreme Court’s directives in the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid case,” Firangi Mahali said while speaking in a debate show on Aaj Tak.

Opining on the topic Mahali said, “We have never been in the favour that Ram Mandir should not be constructed in Ayodhya. Whether it is a temple built in Ayodhya or a mosque, it should be made according to the law and the constitution of the country.

“The observation of Supreme Court is welcomed by Muslim Law board and the law board is ready for out of court settlement under the apex court in Ram Mandir case,” he added.

Meanwhile, Muslim Cleric Maulana Suhaib Qasmi, too asserted that Ram Mandi-Babri Masjid issue can be solved through talks.

“All issues of the world can be solved through talks. Arguments and hatred bring no good. We cannot solve any problem through hatred. When a matter is heard in the court someone has to lose. And I believe that such matter should be dealt with sensitivity by considering view of all sides. So, this issue of the Babri Masjid should be solved through talks,” Qasmi told ANI.

Earlier on March 22, the Supreme Court observed that the Ayodhya dispute must be settled amicably through “a cordial meeting” of all parties, and Chief Justice of India J S Khehar offered his personal mediation to help resolve the matter.

The apex court’s remarks came after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy sought an early hearing of his plea seeking permission to build a Ram temple at the site of the demolished Babri mosque.

“These are issues of religion and sentiments. These are issues where all the parties can sit together and arrive at a consensual decision to end the dispute. All of you may sit together and hold a cordial meeting,” said an apex court bench headed by Khehar.