Hyderabadi claims to be Babur's descendant, wants to donate brick for Ayodhya Ram Temple

Habeebuddin Tucy

New Delhi, Aug 18: The Ram temple-Babri Masjid dispute in Ayodhya is being heard daily in the Supreme Court.

Different claims are being made every day. Many families in the country have claimed to be descendants of Lord Ram. Now Yakub Habeebuddin Tusi, who claims to be a descendant of Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last ruler of the Mughal dynasty, has expressed his desire to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya.

Tussi has said that if the Ram temple is built in Ayodhya, then his family will donate the first brick - which he claims will be made of gold - for the foundation of the temple.

Recently, Tussi had filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking to make him a party to the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case. However, the court has not yet accepted Tussi's petition.

“It will be a golden brick. Not only will I present a golden brick, I will also hand over the entire land for construction of the temple,” Tucy told TOI.

“No other party in the case has ownership documents of the property but I, as a descendant of the Mughal rulers, have a right to express my opinion on to whom the land should be given. At least, I should be heard,” he added.

The 50-year-old, who in Hyderabad, claims to be a sixth-generation descendant of the last Mughal ruler, Bahadur Shah Zafar. He had made the gold brick offer in September last year as well.

On the question whether he has any documents related to the ownership of the land, Tusi said that even though he does not have any paper, he can be called the owner of this land as the heir of the Mughal dynasty. He said that if he gets this land, he will donate it for the construction of the temple.

The Supreme Court has been hearing the Ayodhya case regularly for the past several days. The entire Ayodhya dispute is over 2.77 acres of land and a 5-member constitutional bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi is hearing the matter. 

News24 Bureau

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