Habeebuddin Tucy who claims to be a descendant of the last Mughal emperor Bhadur Shah Zafar, offers to present a gold brick for the construction of Ram Temple at Ayodhya if he is given the Babri Masjid Ram Janmabhoomi land.

50 year old Habeebuddin Tucy who lives in Hyderabad claims to be the sixth generation descendant of the Mughals told a national newspaper that he will present a golden brick if he was given the land that is disputed at the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi site. Tucy came up with similar offer last year.

Habeebuddin said he will hand over the entire land for the construction of Ram temple. He also filed a plea in the Supreme Court saying “Since no other party in the dispute has ownership documents of the property, but I, as a descendant of the Mughal rulers have the right to express my opinion on to whom the land should be given” insisting that he should be heard.

When inquired about the status of Habeebuddin Tucy’s petition, his advocate told that Supreme Court is not entertaining any such petitions in the Ayodhya land dispute but it is not that the petition cannot be taken up.

Tucy also mentioned in his plea that Babur, the first Mughal emperor had got the Masjid built in 1529 exclusively for the troops to offer namaz. He told “I do not want to comment on what existed at the site before that. But since a certain community is claiming that the place was the birthplace of Lord Ram, as a true Muslim I will only respect their sentiments.”

When asked if he had any documents in possession to prove his claims, Tucy said he does not have any papers but said only he can claim the rightful ownership of the land as he is a Mughal descendant. He told the he opens the cellar doors of Taj Mahal every year as part of Urs ceremony initiated by Emperor Shah Jahan.

The five Judge Constitution bench led by Chief Justice of India in the Supreme Court is hearing the Ayodhya dispute on a day to day basis after attempts to mediate failed.


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