Shia cleric says he has option to resolve temple-mosque issue

Noted Shia cleric and All India Muslim Personal Law Board vice-president Maulana Kalbe Sadiq today claimed he had an option to resolve the long-running Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri mosque issue.

Updated: Sep 22, 2010, 21:34 PM IST

Lucknow: Noted Shia cleric and All India
Muslim Personal Law Board vice-president Maulana Kalbe Sadiq
today claimed he had an option to resolve the long-running
Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri mosque issue.

He said he would put the option before the Board after
September 24, the day the Allahabad High Court is slated to
pronounce its verdict on 60-year-old Ayodhya title suits.

"I have a positive option to resolve the dispute," the
Maulana told a seminar "Ayodhya Verdict: Need for Patience and
Harmony in Society" at the Press Club here.

The cleric said he was hopeful the Board would accept
the option put by him, adding otherwise, he had another option
for which he would take an initiative himself.

"My sincere efforts are to ensure that the lingering
issue is resolved by year-end so that both Hindus and Muslims
of the country can heave a sigh of relief," Maulana said.

He said he was optimistic of resolution of the issue at
the earliest.

PTI