During the hearing of the Babri masjid demolition case, the Shia Waqf Board told the Supreme Court that a mosque can be built at a distance from the disputed spot in Ayodhya. The Shia Waqf Board said that the mosque can be built in a Muslim-dominated area. The Shia Waqf Board agreed to build the mosque at a different place in an effort to promote peace in the area. The board said that it is fine with constructing the mosque at a reasonable distance from the most sacred place of birth of Maryada Purshottam Sri Ram. The Shia Waqf Board said that a section of the disputed land was given to it since it was a party in the Ayodhya case.
The board said that the Babri masjid was the property of Shia Waqf Board, which is why only the Shia Central Waqf Board UP has the rights to take decisions regarding the property. It said that the board wants to promote peace and would prefer a peaceful settlement with other parties in the dispute. The Shia Waqf Board requested the Supreme Court that a special panel should be formed to look into the case. It said that such a panel would be headed by a retired Supreme Court judge and will have members nominated by the Prime Minister and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister.