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Text of Kanchi seer's letter
July 06, 2003 21:12 IST
Following is the text of the first letter of the Kanchi seer Jayendra Saraswati to the All India Muslim Personal Law Board chairman Maulana Rabe Hasan Nadvi.
The letter dated June 16, 2003 reached the AIMPLB office on June 20 last.
Dear Nadvi saheb:
Having come to know that your good-self is not keeping well, his holiness decided to make a private visit to Nadwa to see you and pray for your well-being. Accordingly, on the 7th June, he took a private trip from Delhi to Lucknow and visited you in the afternoon and was indeed happy to be with you in the pious ambience. I am indeed thankful to you as the president of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board for the hospitality and courtesy extended to his holiness and his followers.
In the course of discussions we indeed reviewed the present situation arising out of the Ayodhya dispute, which have been unfortunately exploited by some vested interests.
This is the main reason as to why his holiness has been insisting that the issue should be amicably settled between the concerned religious top leaders keeping aside as far as possible the political approach to the problem, to avoid creation of feelings of apprehension, hatred and fear amongst the various communities. By doing so, we, the religious heads of the two communities can find a solution which would be conducive to communal harmony and national integration.
Since the matter of mandir and masjid is currently under the judicial reference, we may have to wait (how long, I do not know). Therefore we should try to work out a formula of compromise. To initiate this compromise formula, his holiness would request you to discuss in your Board the following:
1. Your board, on our request, may consider giving a no objection statement regarding construct of mandir upon the undisputed/acquired area.
2. Disputed area also can be discussed after some time and an amicable settlement may be given to the court and verdict can be given by the court based on the settlement.
3. In order to protect the disputed area, a wall may be constructed separating it from undisputed/acquired area.
4. If we reach a final negotiated settlement on the undisputed area, we shall both ensure support for the same from the various religiousgroups/sub-groups on each side to ensure that no further demands would be raised on the undisputed area.
5. Once we arrive at a cordial understanding, we may together approach the Government of India for its effective and time bond implementation.
His holiness is sure under your benign leadership, the above suggestions would be supported and reciprocated. I am sure this will lead the communities towards a peaceful coexistence and prosperity.
His holiness further prays to almighty for your health, peace and prosperity for our nation.
Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam