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UP Shia Waqf Board Chairman suggests surrendering all mosques built over demolished temples back to Hindus
On Wednesday, Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board Chairman Waseem Rizvi suggested that all mosques that have been built after demolishing temples should be surrendered to Hindus.

Rizvi, in his letter to the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) Chairman Maulana Rabe Hasan, has named nine such disputed places located across the country, including the Ram Temple site in Ayodhya, where the Babri Masjid once stood.

Citing Islamic laws, Rizvi said that construction of such mosques on land grabbed by destroying religious places belonging to other faiths is forbidden.

Out of the total nine places mentioned in his letter, four disputed sites that fall in Uttar Pradesh are Keshav Dev Temple in Mathura, Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi and Atal Dev Temple in Jaunpur.

The remaining five sites under religious dispute mentioned in Rizvi's letter which lie in other parts of the country are Rudra Mahalaya Temple in Batna, Gujarat; Bhadrakali Temple in Ahmedabad, Gujarat; Adina Mosque in Pandua, West Bengal; Vijaya Temple in Vidhisa, Madhya Pradesh; and the Quwwat al-Islam Mosque at the Qutub Minar in Delhi.

Rizvi further states in the letter that his list of mosques and temples under religious dispute is based on claims by historians.

While talking to ANI, Raizvi said, "I sent the proposal to All India Muslim Personal Law Board stating nine mosques in Ayodhya, as historians claim, were built by Mughal rulers after demolishing Hindu temples. I raised a question that if mosque is built at such spot, elsewhere too, will it be a legal structure?"

He further said, "If it is so then it is fine but if it is not the case then this should be put forth in a meeting and come to consensus."

The Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board had earlier come up with a proposal suggesting to build Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya and a mosque in Lucknow, according to ANI.

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