Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board Monday said it will build a mosque as well as an Indo-Islamic research centre, a hospital and a library on the five-acre plot allotted to it following the Supreme Court’s Ayodhya verdict.
The decision to accept the land was taken at a board meeting here. “It has been decided at a meeting of the board to take the five-acre land given to us by the UP government,” board chairman Zufar Farooqui told reporters.
He said the board will set up a trust soon for the construction of the mosque. “Besides the mosque, there will be an Indo-Islamic research centre, a public library, a charitable hospital and other useful facilities on the land,” he said.
“The size of the mosque will be decided keeping in mind local needs,” he said.