Stating that his initiative was out of his "own will", Ravi Shankar on Monday said said he would pay a courtesy visit to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, and will visit Ayodhya on November 16 to meet all stakeholders.
In its verdict on September 30, 2010, the Lucknw Bench of the Allabahad High court had distributed he 2.77 acres of land equally between Ram Lala Virajmaan, Nirmohi Akhara and Central Sunni Wakf Board.
"We welcome efforts of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar".
The spiritual leader on Wednesday arrived in Lucknow and met the CM for about 40 minutes.
However, in a setback to Sri Sri's efforts, the All India Shia Personal Law Board said that it will stand by AIMPLB over the Ram Mandir issue.
Shankar confirmed that he would be visiting Ayodhya and said, "I do not have an agenda in this issue and will listen to everybody during the visit".
Babri Masjid Action Committee convenor Zafaryab Jilani said if Ravishankar had any proposal other than rejecting the claim of the Muslim side, the meeting of the executive committee would be convened to discuss it.
Shia Personal Law Board spokesman Maulana Yasoob Abbas refused to comment on Rizvi's statements but said his board was with the AIMPLB on the matter.
Sri Sri Ravishanker will go to Ayodhya on Thursday to hold with Muslim and Hindu litigants, including Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Mahant Dharam Das, Dr Ram Vilas Vedanti, Iqbal Ansari and Haji Mehboob etc.
"The VHP is keeping an eye on the activities of those involved in the activities for an agreement.It was a temple in Ayodhya and will remain as one.the only work remaining to be done is to give it a grandeur which will be done through Parliament", he said. He said that during Chandrashekhar Singh's regime a similar effort was made to solve the long due dispute.
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