AIMPLB Vice President Kalbe Sadiq for ‘Temple of Education’ in Ayodhya

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Salman Nadvi expelled from the All India Muslim Personal Law Board

Noted Shia cleric and Vice President of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), Maulana Syed Kalbe Sadiq has stated in that said that a “Vidyamandir”(Temple of Education”)  should be constructed in Ayodhya at the disputed site instead of the majority calls for a Ram Mandir at the contentious site.

The senior and much respected cleric, Kalbe Sadiq speaking to TIO from Barabanki where he was speaking at a private college function said, “I have no objections to the construction of a temple at the site. It should definitely be made, but I would prefer a Vidyamandir” (Temple of Education”) be made at the site.

He refused to comment on the issue of AIMPLB member Salman Nadvi suggesting to shift Babri site after a meeting with Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Mr. Nadvi has since been expelled from the AIMPLB.

Noted Shia cleric and Vice President of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), Maulana Syed Kalbe Sadiq

Speaking to TIO, Dr. Sadiq said, “The Ram temple issue should have been resolved by now, it will only be resolved when people want to resolve it. In my opinion, a Vidyamandir” (Temple of Education”) should be constructed in Ayodhya.”

However, Dr. Sadiq added that Muslims must learn from Christians. “Where ever there is a Church you will also find an educational institution. How many Mosques have you seen where there is school? By school, I mean modern education. Today both religious and modern education is the need of the hour. Muslims should ensure that they build a modern education institution along with mosques, I am sure then Hindus will also support Muslims.”

Speaking fondly of the respect accorded to him by Hindus he stated, “I have always found respect and support from all my Hindu brothers who have showered me with love, unlike Muslims because of whom I have often faced problems,” said Sadiq.

Salman Nadvi was expelled from the All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Sunday. The AIMPLB member had said that there should be an out of court settlement in the Ayodhya Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid case. A disciplinary committee was formed by the board to look into the matter. With the rift out in the open, the board had earlier hinted that Nadvi would be removed from the board.



Shirin Abbas

Dr. Shirin Abbas is the Bureau Chief "TheIndiaObserver.Com". She is a world-renowned journalist, winner of several national and international awards for her contribution to Media Research.The first recipient of the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship for Print Journalism in 1999 from her state of Uttar Pradesh. Under the same, she studied at the School of Media, Communication, and Design at the University Of Westminster, London and interned with The Irish Times, Dublin. She has been a journalist for over three decades, working at several national English dailies in North India. She completed her PhD. in Mass Communication in 2016.

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