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Construction of Ayodhya Mosque Set to Begin in May

The construction of the proposed mosque in Ayodhya, situated on the land allocated instead of the demolished Babri mosque, is slated to commence in May. Zufar Farooqui, the chief trustee of the Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF) Trust overseeing the mosque’s construction, stated that preparations are underway, with the foundation’s website expected to launch in February for convenient fund collection.

The delay in construction is attributed to meticulous planning, including comprehensive designs for the mosque, a hospital, a library, etc. These designs will be submitted to the Ayodhya Development Authority in February, marking a critical step in the project’s progress.

The mosque, planned in Ayodhya’s Dhannipur village, is set to span over 40,000 square feet, a significant expansion from the initially proposed 15,000 square feet, with a revised design inspired by traditional Indian mosque architecture currently in preparation. The enhanced design will undergo necessary administrative approvals, aiming to symbolize Hindu-Muslim unity, as per IICF spokesperson Athar Hussain.