In November 2019 Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya’s land dispute had its first development in August when Prime Minister Modi laid the foundation stone for the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. In another development, the trust responsible for building a mosque also released the first architectural plan for the project.
Although the name of the mosque has not yet been decided, the Trust, Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF), during a presentation at Dhannipur in Ayodhya, said that it would not bear the name of a king or emperor from the history.
The trust intends to lay the foundation stone for the first phase early next year, which will also include a hospital as well as a place of worship. In the second phase, the trust also plans to expand the hospital. The presentation of the IIFC featured designs of contemporary mosques from different parts of the world.
The targeted design was projected using a computer and shows a massive glass dome across a garden, with the futuristic hospital building behind the mosque. “The design echoes the modern architecture of mosques around the world,” the IICF Trust said in a statement.
The construction plan for the 5-acre land was presented by Prof. SM Akhtar to the IICF Trusts office in Lucknow. “The hospital will provide state-of-the-art facilities, much needed in the region and in the neighboring population, focused on malnutrition in children and pregnant women.
The building will also house the trust office and the publication house focusing on research and studies on Indo-Islamic cultural literature, ”the trust added. Last year, the SC allotted five acres of land to the Muslim community, in an attempt to be fair to Muslims and uphold the spirit of Indian secularism. “Tolerance and mutual coexistence nourish the secular commitment of our nation and its people,” the judges said, while delivering the verdict.