In a letter, Shri Waseem Rizvi urges PM to repeal the Places of Worship Act, 1991, brought in to appease Muslims
Former Shia Waqf Board Chairman Syed Waseem Rizvi has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a high-level committee to be formed to mediate and remove mosques built by the Mughal rulers on ancient temples and hand them over to Hindus. He urged the Prime Minister to repeal the Places of Worship Act, 1991, which had been brought in by the then Congress government to appease the Muslims.
In a letter to the Prime Minister, he stated that Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya, Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura, and Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi among the prominent ancient temples that were demolished by the Mughal rulers.
Meanwhile, a petition was filed in a Mathura court, seeking 'liberation' of the Krishna Janmabhoomi.
Shri Rizvi, in his letter, writes: "I urge you to scrap the Places of Worship Act, 1991, brought by the then Congress government to appease some Muslim organisations and violate the rights of the Hindus. Please bring in laws or set up a high-level committee to mediate and remove these mosques and rebuild the ancient temples where they stood before being demolished by the Mughal emperors."
Shri Rizvi further writes: "We live in a democratic country. We cannot undo the exploitation by the Mughal emperors, but giving back the religious belongings will be justice to the Hindus of the country."