A common platform of indigenous Muslims in Assam has decided to donate Rs 5 lakh to the trust which will be set up to build the historic Ram Mandir after the verdict which came on Saturday.

Janagosthiya Samannay Parishad (JSP), Assam, a conglomerate of 21 indigenous Muslim organizations of the state announced the decision after the Supreme Court verdict on Saturday.

“We welcome the verdict of the Supreme Court whole-heartedly. It’s a historic verdict through which the obstacles to build the temple is over after continuous debate and conflicts. All the indigenous Muslims – Goria, Moria, Deshi, Jolha etc – living in Assam have welcomed it. In a goodwill gesture, we have decided to donate Rs 5 lakh for the construction of the temple,” Mominul Aowal, the chief coordinator of the body, told The News Mill.

Aowal, who is also the chairman of Assam Minority Development Board, said that they want peace and harmony to prevail in the country so that the nation can move towards the right direction of development and prosperity.

After the verdict of the apex court that the land belong to Ram Mandir, a trust will be formed within three months to carry forward the next course of action for constructing the temple.

All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Moulana Badruddin Ajmal said that they honour the verdict. Ajmal in a statement appealed the public to maintain peace and harmony.

“We appeal the people to maintain peace and harmony. We should also be careful in using social media. We shouldn’t make sensitive remarks on the issue on social media,” said Ajmal.

(Editor’s note: The story was revised to correct an earlier mistake in translation of AIUDF’s press statement.)

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