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Sunni Waqf Board accepts five acres land for mosque in Ayodhya, to form trust to oversee construction

ANI | Updated: Feb 24, 2020 17:33 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb 24 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board on Monday accepted the five acres of land provided for construction of the mosque in Ayodhya.
The Board also decided to form a trust to oversee the construction of the mosque.
The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by the Board's Chairman Zufar Faruqui.
Apart from this, the trust will also construct a charitable hospital, public library and a centre showcasing the heritage of Indo-Islamic civilisation which will also serve as a research and study centre for the same, according to a press release by the board.
The appointment of members to the trust will be announced following its creation, the release added.
The Supreme Court had on November 9 last year directed the Central government to hand over the disputed site at Ayodhya for the construction of a temple and set up a trust for the same.
The apex court had further directed the government to allocate an alternative five acres of land at a prominent location in Ayodhya for the construction of a mosque to the Sunni Waqf Board. (ANI)

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