Ayodhya: Setting a brilliant example of communal harmony, a temple in Ayodhya has permitted a 300-year-old battered mosque on its land to be rebuilt.
The demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in 1992 had led to communal strife across India.
In 2016, Hanumangarhi Temple Trust has not only permitted Aalamgiri Masjid to reconstruct but also agreed to bear the cost.
The trust also welcomed Muslims to offer namaz on premises.
Notably, a local civic body has declared Aalamgiri Masjid, built with the consent of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in Ayodhya in the 17th century, as hazardous and issued a notice prohibiting entry into the building, said a report in The Times of India.
"I asked our Muslim brothers to renovate and reconstruct the masjid on our expense and also issued no objection certificate for Muslims to offer namaz as this is also a `Khuda ka ghar'," Hanumangarhi's chief priest Mahant Gyan Das told the daily.
Hanumangarhi temple trust got the possession of the masjid land in around 1765.