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Trust set up to build Mosque in Ayodhya

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Trust set up to build Mosque in Ayodhya:

Context:

A trust has been set up to build a mosque in Ayodhya, in line with the November 2019 order of the Supreme Court in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case.

  • The trust has been named the ‘Indo Islamic Cultural Foundation’.
  • There will be 15 members on the trust.

 What is this trust? Why has it been setup?

On November 9, the Supreme Court delivered its verdict in the Babri Masjid case.

It allowed the construction of a Ram temple at the site of the demolished Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, and ordered handing over another 5-acre plot to the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Waqf Board for the mosque. According, the Waqf Board has setup this trust.

 About the trust:

There will be 15 members on the trust.

The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board will be the founder trustee of the trust, while the secretary of the trust will also function as the official spokesperson.

 Functions of the trust:

  • The trust will build the Mosque and other facilities for the benefit of general public.
  • It will provide community service to the local population, including medical and health facilities, community kitchen.
  • It will act as a centre to promote and highlight the Indo-Islamic cultural influences in the Indian society through a research facility, a museum, a library and a publishing house.

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Prelims Link:

  1. The above mentioned trust has been setup by?
  2. What is Waqf Board? Composition?
  3. Overview of the Supreme Court verdict in Babri Masjid case.
  4. What are legal entities?

Sources: the Hindu.