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A parliamentarian from Assam has promised to donate a handsome amount for the construction of the mosque complex at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh in place of Babri Masjid.

“We expect financial aid from the government too. In fact, a Member of Parliament from Assam, Abdul Khaleque, has offered to donate and we are receiving messages from the Muslims and Hindus, who are eager to provide funds for the mosque and other facilities,” said Athar Hussain, the secretary of Indo Islamic Cultural Foundation.

The trust constituted by the Sunni Waqf Board for construction of a mosque at Ayodhya, has released bank details for donations from a large cross-section of people, including non-Muslims for constructing the mosque, hospital, community kitchen and library on the five-acre land in the Dhannipur village in lieu of the Babri Mosque.

The trust has opened two current accounts in two leading private sector banks at branches in Hewett Road and Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar.

Athar Hussain, was quoted as saying, “We will accept donations from all communities to make the Dhannipur complex a unique example of communal harmony and a centre of healing, teaching and preaching.”

He was also quoted as saying, “We have decided to create a website and portal of the Trust with a gateway to receive donations as we are receiving numerous calls from those willing to donate,”

Funds for the Dhannipur complex will be raised from donations from all communities, he said.

The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust that is overseeing Ram Mandir construction, has already set up bank accounts for donations for the temple construction.

The Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation was formed with nine members and six more would be made trust members soon.

The trust will supervise the construction of the mosque and the complex in Ayodhya.

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