Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 13 (ANI): Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Sunday came out in support of Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Sadiq over the Babri dispute, saying that the matter should be resolved peacefully.

While speaking at World Peace and Harmony conclave, Ramdev said, “This is not a matter of land or Ramjanmabhoomi and Masjid. This is a matter of conscience.”

Speaking at the same event, senior Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Sadiq advocated for peace in the issue of Babri Masjid, stating that if the Supreme Court’s verdict is in their favour, then the Muslim community should give up their claim on the disputed land.

“The Supreme Court is dealing with the Babri Masjid issue and we have full faith in the top court’s verdict. If Babri Masjid verdict is not in favor of Muslims, then they should peacefully accept it. And if the verdict is in favor of Muslims then they should happily give the land to Hindus. The issue should be dealt with respect by both the communities,” Maulana Sadiq said.

Adding context to his seemingly controversial advice, the cleric further said that one receives thousands in return on giving away just one thing close to them.

His comments come in the wake of the Shia Waqf Board telling the Supreme Court that a mosque can be built at a distance from the disputed land, as the latter on Friday commenced the cross-appeals hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case, to look for an amicable settlement of the dispute.(ANI)

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