The work of construction of a mosque on a five-acre plot of land in Ayodhya with a tree plantation drive and the hoisting of the National flag on Republic day. The development came after the landmark 2019 Supreme court verdict in the Ramjanmabhoomi dispute that facilitated the construction of a temple at the disputed site and had allotted 5 acres of land to construct the mosque in the same district.
Members of the Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF) trust will build the mosque in Ayodhya’s Dhannipur village on a five-acre plot that is about 25 km from the Ram Janmabhoomi site where the Ram Temple is being built. The national flag was hoisted by Zafar Ahmad Farooqui, the chief of the trust at 8.45 am.
All 12 members of the trust then planted a tree sapling each at the site to mark the formal beginning of the work.
In an interview with NDTV, Zafar Ahmad Farooqui said the trust has started the work of soil testing at the site. So it won’t be wrong to say that technical work for the mosque has begun. He said once the reports of soil testing are out and the maps are approved, the trust will start construction work. The trust has appealed for donations for the mosque and people have already started contributing, Farooqui added.
In December last year, the Indo Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF) had unveiled the futuristic design of the mosque, incorporating a massive glass dome across a picturesque garden. The hospital building with an elegant design is seen behind the mosque.