ADA gives final approval for construction of Dhannipur mosque
Ayodhya: The Ayodhya Development Authority (ADA) has given final approval for the construction of the Dhannipur mosque. In the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi verdict, the government had given five acres of land in Dhannipur village in Ayodhya district on which a mosque, hospital, research institute, community kitchen and a library would be built by the Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation Trust. Construction is to be done. The construction of the mosque was delayed for more than two years due to non-approval and change of land use by the ADA.
Ayodhya’s divisional commissioner and ADA president Gaurav Dayal told ‘PTI-Bhasha’ on Saturday, “We have approved the project of the Ayodhya mosque in the board meeting held on Friday. After some departmental formalities, the approved maps will be handed over to the Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation in a few days. Trust secretary Athar Hussain said that after getting all the approvals, a meeting will be held and the plan for the construction of the mosque will be finalised.
Hussain said, “We had laid the foundation of the mosque on January 26, 2021, we chose this day to lay the foundation of the Ayodhya mosque because the Constitution of India came into force on this day seven decades ago.” In July 2020, an application was made to the Ayodhya Development Authority for approval for the construction of a mosque, hospital, research institute, community kitchen and library. It may be noted that in a historic judgment on November 9, 2019, the Supreme Court had ordered the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya and asked the government to allot five acres of land for the construction of a mosque at a prominent location in the district.