Ayodhya litigant begins talks; gets death threats

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Ayodhya, Oct 6: Mohammad Hashim Ansari, a litigant in the Ayodhya title suit case, has alleged that people with political interests are plotting to eliminate him.

A week after the Allahabad High Court delivered its verdict in the Ram Temple-Babri Masjid land dispute, the oldest litigant in the case has claimed threat to his life.

“When I started to talk about peace with Mahant Gyandas (president of the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad) those doing politics on this issue felt their shops will get closed and they are issuing threats and plotting to eliminate me," 90-year-old litigant said.

He claims that he started exploring possibilities of an amicable solution only after the consent of the Sunni Central Waqf Board.

The board, on the other hand, has denied this.

Mr Ansari holds that if the issue can be sorted out through talks, then that is the way to go.

“If the issue could be sorted out through talks today, tomorrow or two months, it should be done. After all we have three months time," he said.

The HC prescribed three months of status quo while delivering its verdict on the 60-year-old dispute over the land, which was divided one part to the Muslim board, two to the Hindu parties.

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