Veteran Bollywood screenwriter Salim Khan, and poet, lyricist, scriptwriter, Javed Akhtar, reacted to Indiaan Supreme Court’s Babri mosque verdict.
According to the details of Salman Khan’s father and renowned screenwriter Salim Khan said that Muslims should set up schools and hospitals instead of a mosque on the 5-acre plot given to the Muslim community.
In his statement, Salim Khan said that “we don’t need a masjid our priority is schools, colleges, hospitals. We must look into that.”
He added “We must build schools, hospitals and colleges on the five-acre land.”
Indian poet, lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar also made a comment on the verdict and said “originally it would be really nice if those who get the 5 acres as compensation decide to make a big charitable hospital on that land sponsored and supported by the people all the communities.”
The verdict on Babri Mosque land in Ayodhya, was announced on November 9 by Supreme Court of India that the ownership of disputed religious site will be given to Hindus for the construction of a temple.
The five-judge bench, in a unanimous decision over the Babri Mosque site, asked the government to set up of a trust that will construct a temple for Hindu deity Ram.
They ruled that it is an undisputed faith of Hindus that Lord Ram was born under one of the domes.
Quoting report, the Bench said that the underlying structure in the disputed site was not of Islamic origin, however the report does not support whether the temple was demolished.
The court also said the mosque was not built on a vacant land, as claimed by the Muslim parties.
The top court ruled on Saturday that Muslims will be given five acres of land at an alternative site in Ayodhya, in northern Uttar Pradesh state.