Uttar Pradesh State Sunni Central Waqf Board constituted a trust – Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation to facilitate the construction of a mosque on five acres of land in Ayodhya is under process to set up an office in Lucknow.
The office will be operational with two weeks, an official stated.
In a report by the news agency PTI stated IICF Secretary Athar Hussain said, “Our Trust has been formed. As per rules, we have applied for a PAN card in its name and awaiting its delivery, after which we will be meeting online and pass a resolution for opening a bank account of the Trust,” adding, “We had met last month online. As of now, we have identified office space and renovation work is going on there. It will take 10-12 days for the work to complete. After which our office will be functional”.
A member of the Trust said, “Ayodhya District Magistrate Anuj Kumar Jha has formally handed over the possession of the land for the mosque to the Trust members. We have got a certified copy of the revenue record.”
The state government has allotted five acres of land in Ayodhya’s Dhannipur village for the construction of the mosque on the directive of the Supreme Court. The IICF will oversee the construction of a mosque, Indo-Islamic research centre, library, and hospital in the land.