Following the Supreme Court appointment of a three-member panel to mediate in the Ayodhya title suit case, 'Prince' Yakub Habeebuddin Tucy a sixth-generation self-proclaimed 'DNA-proven' descendant of the last Mughal emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar welcoming the decision maintained that both faiths should not be hurt.
He said, "Today the Supreme Court's verdict on the mediation of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case, the panel of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Justice Kallifulla and Sriram Panchu that is made is amazing."
"Even before, we were with mediation, I even met Sri Sri Ravishankar and it is important that sentiments of both faiths should not hurt, no one should be hurt and there should be love within the country and no political parties should gain benefit from this."
Furthermore, the 'prince' who had claimed over the disputed Ayodhya site reiterated that a petition has been filed by him in the Supreme Court claiming that 'they are not a third party' and that the property is related to Mughal emperor Babur, who he claims to be his great-great-grandfather.
He said, "We have filed a petition in SC, we are not a third party. We want our role to be heard because of our opinion matters. The property is related to Babur under the Babur title suit, we asked the SC to hear us once."
Previously in 2005, it was reported that Yakub Habeebuddin Tucy was staking claim to the ownership of Taj Mahal. He claimed that he is the last of the living Mughals.
The Supreme Court on Friday pronounced the order for mediation to settle the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, appointing a three-member panel headed by Justice (Retd) FM Kalifulla, including spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, and senior advocate Sriram Panchu.
The top court has given the panel eight weeks to arrive at a conclusion in the Ayodhya case. The panel has to give a progress report at the end of four weeks and a conclusive report in 8 weeks.
The Supreme Court during announcing the order stated that the mediation will take place in Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad. The mediation process is to take place in-camera.
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