UK-based Buddhist body stakes claim over disputed Ayodhya site

Indopia, August 17,2009

Faizabad , India -- A UK-based Buddhist organisation has staked claim over the disputed site in Ayodhya, claiming that the actual birth place of Ram could be somewhere in Afghanistan.

Ambedkar Social& Buddhist movement of UK has staked the claim in a petition which will come up for hearing at a local court tomorrow.

Advocate Harishankar Maurya, who will plead the case of Buddhist party in the court, said,"Our case is pending before the court since 1991 but the court is neither rejecting our case nor transferring it to the special bench of the high court hearing the Ayodhya case."

The petition was filed by the organisation&aposs Indian branch Bhartiya Bauddha Darshan Society in the court of civil judge senior division here in the year 1991 before the demolition of the Babri Masjid.

Staking claim over the disputed site in Ayodhya, the Buddhist body has demanded that the land be handed over to them or they be made a party in the Ayodhya suit which is being heard by a special court.

The Buddhist body has filed the suit against both Hindu and Muslim parties, the Archeological Survey of India, Union Home Ministry and Government of Uttar Pradesh.