Uttar Pradesh Shia central Waqf Board chief Waseem Rizvi has stated that not just Ayodya but Muslims should hand over all the 11 Mosques that were built by Mughal emperors after demolishing temples on prominant places of worship for Hindus.
Rizvi stated that Muslims should give up their claim on all such disputed sites and hand them over to the Hindus to “corect the mistakes of ancestors”.
Rizvi has stated that the need for such an appeal has risen after the reports of Sunni Muslims seeking permission to offer Namaz at the disputed structures.He added that if all such issues were not resolved, the disputes will not end with the verdict on Ayodhya but fresh issues and disputes will arise.
In video shared on social media, Rizvi stated that there are 11 such disputed sites where Mosques stand on important places of worship for Hindus. The Mosques at Kashi, Mathura, Jaunpur and the Qutab Minar.
Rizvi stated that while all the churches that were destroyed to build Mosques have been reconstructed and restored, now is the time to give back the temple lands that were taken away by the Mughals.
He asserted that Muslims to rectify the mistakes made by ancestors and restore peace in the country.
It is notable here that Rizvi has been a supporter of building a temple at the Ramjanmabhoomi site. The Shia Waqf Board under him had also claimed that the Mosque was built by Babur’s Shia commander and it belongs to the Shia Waqf Board. He had announced that Shia Muslims are ready to hand over the land to Hindus to build a Ram Temple.