New Delhi, Mar 1: Continuing his attempts to mediate between the warring parties in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Ayodhya dispute, Art of Living (AOL) founder Sri Sri Ravi shankar on Thursday floated a new idea to solve the decades-old row. However, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy has decribed it as ‘ridiculous’. Also Read - 'Then Why Are You The CM, Stay a Yogi': Twitter Slams Yogi Adityanath After His Refusal to Attend Mosque Event
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar met Maulana Salman Nadwi, who was recently expelled from the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), to discuss possible solution to the Ayodhaya dispute. “We are getting good response from all sides. We are continuing our efforts and speaking to both sides for a peaceful solution to build a Ram Temple. The Muslim community is very co-operative,” News18 quoted Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, as saying after the meeting which was held at Congress leader Luv Bhragava’s residence in Lucknow. Also Read - 'Don't Discriminate as CM, But Won't Attend Inauguration of Mosque in Ayodhya,' Says Yogi Adityanath
According to reports, Ravi Shankar’s latest Ayodhya formula states that Hindus should give up their legal hold on the disputed land and Muslims then giving back the said piece of land to the Hindus as “largesse”. Also Read - UP Dalit Family Becomes the First to Receive 'Prasad' From Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan
Calling Sri Sri’s proposal ‘ridiculous’, BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy said it was impossible to go ahead with the formula. (Also Read: Give Away Ayodhya Land to Hindus, Minorities Panel Chief Asks Muslims)
Sri Sri had met Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday (February 27). Details about the 40-minute meeting between the two were not disclosed to the media but sources claimed that Ayodhya dispute was the top agenda.
Ravi Shankar had also, in November last year, met CM Yogi Adityanath who then said “everyone knows where the talks would lead to”, especially when the matter is pending before the Supreme Court.
When the matter came up before the Supreme Court today, it asked parties before the Allahabad High Court in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute to file in two weeks English translation of documents exhibited by them.
A special bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said it would hear the appeals on March 14 and clarified that it never intended to hear the case on a “day-to-day basis”.