Muslim leader 'dreams' Rama sad over Ram Temple delay

Muslim leader 'dreams' Rama sad over Ram Temple delay

Waseem Rizvi

Shia Waqf Board chairman Waseem Rizvi claimed on Tuesday that Lord Rama was "sad" over the delay in the construction of the Ram Temple and that He wanted a quick resolution of the issue.

"I saw Lord Rama in my dream on Monday night... he was sad and in tears... he wanted a quick settlement of the issue," Rizvi said.

Rizvi, who has demanded the transfer of the disputed land in Ayodhya in favour of the Hindu parties for construction of the Ram Temple, accused the All India Muslim Personal Law Board of opposing the Ram Temple under the "influence" of Pakistan.

"Ayodhya is the birthplace of Lord Rama... some Muslims, under the influence of Pakistan and with the help of the Congress, want the issue to remain unresolved," he said.

Rizvi had recently visited a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) workshop, where stones were being carved for the Ram Temple at Ayodhya.

He donated Rs 10,000 towards the construction of the temple.

A section of Muslim leaders have slammed Rizvi and termed him a "stooge'' of the BJP and even demanded that he be excommunicated. Rizvi has been involved in a verbal duel with senior Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawwad.