The Shia Wakf Board joined the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid tussle, filing an affidavit at the Supreme Court where it suggested the temple be built at the disputed site and the mosque be located at a reasonable distance in a Muslim-dominated area.
The dispute is centered on a plot of land in Ayodhya that Hindus say was the birthplace of their god Ram. The spot is where the Babri Masjid stood, before being demolished by Hindu mobs in 1992.
The case is in court with the Muslim side being represented by the Sunni and Shia Waqf Boards.
The Shia board said, in an affidavit filed recently, the Sunni board has no stake in the case since the mosque was a Shia property.
“And only Shia central Waqf board, UP, is entitled to negotiate and arrive at a peaceful settlement with other remaining stake holders,” it said.