Followed by the Bhoomi Pujan of massive Ram Mandir by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in Ayodhya, a fake message started circulating on social media claiming that the Sunni Waqf Board has decided to build a super specialty hospital like AIIMS on the 5 acres of land allotted to them in Ayodhya by the Supreme Court, which will be named after the Babri mosque.
The message also claimed that Dr Kafeel Khan will be the director of that hospital.
Quashing all the rumours, the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Waqf Board issued a press release with the denial following the misleading social media posts. Uttar Pradesh State Sunni Central Waqf Board (UPSSCWB) President Zufar Ahmad Farooqui announced on Wednesday the formation of a Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation Trust for construction of a mosque on a five-acre land in Ayodhya.
The board president said that he will be the chief trustee and the chairman of the Trust.
“We made the Trust named Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation. It will oversee the construction of a mosque, Indo-Islamic research centre, library and hospital in the five-acre land allotted to the board in Ayodhya’s Dhannipur village,” Farooqui said.
“The Trust will co-opt the remaining six trustees. The secretary of the Trust will also be its official spokesperson,” he added.
In November last year, the apex court directed the Centre to set up a trust for the construction of a temple at the 2.77-acre disputed site in Ayodhya and allot an alternative five-acre plot to the Sunni Central Waqf Board for building a new mosque. The verdict ended a decades-old dispute over the religious site, where the Babri Masjid was demolished on December 6. 1992.
The five-acre land allocated to the Sunni Waqf Board falls in Dhannipur village under Sohawal tehsil in Ayodhya district. The IICF will oversee the construction of a mosque, Indo-Islamic research centre, library and hospital on the land.