According to news published by Siasat, senior leaders of the Muslim community demanding that the trust for the construction of the mosque in Ayodhya must be independent and not under the control of the Sunni Waqf Board.
Mushtaq Ahmed Siddiqui, member of Babri Masjid Action Committee (BMAC) and a senior lawyer in the title suit, said, "The Supreme Court had given land to Muslims against Claim No. 4, and the Waqf Board has been mentioned in the operative portion. So, Sunni Waqf Board has no right to take a decision on the formation of trust."
Member of Sunni Central Waqf Board, Advocate Abdul Razzaq said, "The Waqf board is a den of corruption, and if they control the trust, there will be serious irregularities. The Union Government must constitute the trust for building the mosque as it did for the Ram temple."
Khaliq Ahmad Khan, the member of the council, said, "Litigants who fought a prolonged legal battle for the mosque should be made part of the trust."
Retired IAS officer Anees Ansari said, "If the Muslim community wishes to see an independent Trust, Muslim organisations like All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), Jamiat Ulema Hind, Ahle-Hadees must participate to free it from the clutches of the Government agencies."
Salaam Jafri, an educationist, said, "The Waqf board is a quasi-Government body and will always remain under pressure of its political masters. The house of God must be free of corruption."
The above statements reveal that many Muslim clerics do not trust the Sunni Waqf Board. While on the other side Sunni Waqf Board Chairman Zufar Farooqui had said that the modalities of the Indo-Islamic Culture Trust on a 5-acre plot in Dhannipur village in Ayodhya district would be discussed at a meeting after Holi.