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Ayodhya does not need another mosque: Shankaracharya

July 06, 2003 04:39 IST

Ahead of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board meeting on Sunday to consider his proposal on the Ayodhya temple-mosque tangle, Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati on Saturday said the people of Ayodhya don't need another mosque.

"It (mosque) should be built where it is required....It is not required in Ayodhya where people are already worshipping...," the seer told NDTV 24X7.

He said the Muslims already have eight places of worship in  the area. "They can't leave the ones they are using to go to another place of worship."

Asked whether Muslims would agree to build a mosque outside the 'panchkosi parikrama' area of the disputed site in Ayodhya, he said: "Panchkosi is not the issue. Mosque should be built where it is required, where there is a sizeable Muslim population."

Asked what was the guarantee that after the Ayodhya issue is settled, Hindus will not demolish any more mosques, the Shankaracharya said: "Koi nahin girayega (nobody will demolish any more masjids)."


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Sub: babri issue

thanks for giving us this oppurtunity . in my view on tat place where the masjid is there , the govt shuold take a step ...

Posted by shaik rashed

Sub: Why this issue at the time of election

Have common people ever thought why politicians bring this issue only at the time of election. They just want their vote bank. May I urge ...

Posted by Sanjay

Sub: RSS wants to take us back to Brahminical Times

The Mandir issue is very simple. It's a RSS ploy to take us back to retrogade Brahminical times when Brahmin's could spit on sudhras. Since ...

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Sub: Jai Sri Ram

Right said.Infact, whole of India does'nt need any more mosques.

Posted by SJCP

Sub: Stop all seers and Moulavis...

what has kanchi seer to do with Ayodhya, let him mind his business in kanchi. he has plenty of work to do at kanchipuram. just ...

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