Prime Minister’s announcement over the formation of a 15-member trust to oversee the construction of a Ram mandir in Ayodhya has come as a good news for many Ram Bhakts across the country. Hours after which the Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday announced that it would allot a five-acre plot in Dhannipur to the UP Sunni Central Waqf Board for the construction of Mosque. Followed by a cabinet meeting, government spokesperson Shrikant Sharma stated that the proposal received a unanimous nod from the cabinet members. “As advised by the Supreme Court in its verdict on November 9, 2019, five acres of land have been allotted in Dhannipur village in Ayodhya’s Sohawal tehsil,” said the official announcement.
However, the fact that the village is 25 km away from the place where the proposed Ram Temple has been welcoming sharp criticism. Dhannipur falls in Sohawal tehsil of Ayodhya district is used for wheat farming. However, the land takes prominence with the presence of Shahgada Shah Rahmat Ullah Alaih’s tomb on whose death anniversary in April a three-day mela is held. While a few of the Muslim organisations openly expressed their discontent over the government’s decisions. On this note, a spokesperson of the UP Sunni Central Waqf Board said a meeting of the board would be held on February 24 for a decision on the government’s offer.