Owaisi mocks Sri Sri’s mediation offer on Ayodhya

November 14, 2017 NATIONAL 294 Views

The president of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Asaduddin Owaisi dismissed the offer of mediation as a joke and said that the spiritual leader is no authority in this matter.
Calling the spiritual leader “a joker”, Owaisi said that people who do not even know how to spell the word “Mughal” are today portraying themselves as their (Mughal) close associates.
“AIMPLB has clearly stated that they will not accept any such offer, he (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar) should not indulge in any kite flying,” he said.
He also asked Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to first pay the fine imposed by the National Green Tribunal last year and then think of talking about peace.
“He is not going to receive a Nobel Prize for his offer (of mediation),” he added.
The criticism came following reports that the AOL founder is interested in facilitating a settlement of the Ayodhya issue.
On Monday, Sri Sri while speaking to media announced that he will be going to Ayodhya day after tomorrow— “I would be going to Ayodhya day after tomorrow, so far all talks have been positive,” he said.
Late last month, the founder of The Art of Living had expressed his desire to arbitrate in the longstanding Ayodhya issue, prompting the chairman of the Shia Waqf Board Waseem Rizvi to hold a meeting with Ravi Shankar at his Bengaluru centre.
On November 1, Rizvi met Sri Sri at his The Art of Living centre in Bengaluru and extended the board’s support to Sri Sri’s offer on Aydohya.
“During the one-hour meeting I apprised Guruji about the stand of the Shia Waqf Board. I told him he has my support for compromise and the fact that the board has already put its appeal in court. The board is preparing a document of compromise which would be ready within a week and presented to the Hindu side,” Rizvi told TOI on phone from Bengaluru.

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