The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has decided to provide legal aid to the Intezamiya Masajid Committee and its lawyers in the Gyanvapi Masjid case and launch a nationwide agitation.
The board is going to provide legal aid to the Masjid Committee and its lawyers in the Gyanvapi Masjid case in the Supreme Court. If necessary, it will launch a nationwide agitation to apprise the public about the “real intention” of creating disputes over the places of worship.
AIMPLB executive member Qasim Rasool Ilyas told PTI on Wednesday that an emergency virtual meeting of the board’s Working Committee on Tuesday night was held in which many important decisions were taken.
Ilyas said the board has appealed to Muslims to maintain peace, stand with courage and fight the legal battle to the best of their ability.
“The board has decided to bring the real intention behind all the disputes being raised regarding mosques before the people so that they cannot be misled. If needed, we can also launch agitation in the country in this connection. The truth is that whatever is happening is being done to damage the unity and integrity of the country,” he said.
AIMPLB has also asked the Central and the state governments to clarify their stand on the alleged targeting the worshipping places of Muslims in the country.
“It is a matter of great regret that the central government and the state governments are silent on this. Apart from this, the political parties who call themselves secular parties are also keeping silent,” he said.
Ilyas said that the board has also decided that different religious communities, religious leaders, civil society and social organisations across India would be contacted and they be informed about the “truth” because this is not a matter of any one community but of the entire country.
(Inputs from PTI)