All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Party president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, who is also a member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), while saying that representatives of AIMPLB will be meeting the Ayodhya mediation panel, expressed his displeasure over the inclusion of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
Ravi Shankar is among the three members named by the Apex Court in the panel for mediation on the Ayodhya dispute. Retired SC judge Justice FM Kallifulla will head the panel in which advocate Shri Ram Panchu is the other member.
Reacting to the SC’s decision and composition of the panel, here on Friday he said that the panel should have had “neutral persons”, terming Ravi Shankar as a biased and ‘controversial person in the panel. “Lets not people say that Owaisi is against the panel. We will go to the Panel with our argument as Supreme Court had appointed him as one of the member of the panel.
“He (Ravi Shankar) had made controversial statements about Ram Mandir – Babri Masjid issue. He threatened to make a Syria out of the issue if Muslims don’t give up their claim on Ayodhya. There is an FIR registered against him here in Hyderabad. He was also fined by the National Green Tribunal which is also in a court”, Owaisi said. He made statements encouraging of violence, Owaisi said.