lucknow sources stated that the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board on monday said it will build a mosque as well as an Indo-Islamic research centre, a hospital and a library on the five-acre plot allotted to it following the supreme Court's ayodhya verdict. The decision to accept the land was taken at a board meeting here. Board chairman Zufar Farooqui told reporters "It has been decided at a meeting of the board to take the five-acre land given to us by the UP government".
He said the board will set up a trust soon for the construction of the mosque. Asked if whether the planned mosque would be named after the demolished babri masjid, Farooqui said, "It will be decided by the trust. The board has nothing to do with it." He said "Besides the mosque, there will be an Indo-Islamic research centre, a public library, a charitable hospital and other useful facilities on the land".
Moreover he said the size of the mosque will be decided keeping in mind local needs. In a historic verdict in november on the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, the supreme court ruled in favour of construction of a temple. It also ordered that an alternative five-acre plot must be found for a mosque within Ayodhya. Perhaps soon after last year's verdict on the ayodhya land dispute, there were suggestions that the Sunni board should not accept an alternative plot.