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Ayodhya mosque donations shall be exempted from Tax

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Lekha G

The Government has granted tax exemption to the contributors of construction of the mosque in the Babri Masjid-Ramjanmabhoomi land dispute case.

Athar Hussain, secretary of the Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF) trust, received the certificate approving it on Friday.

Foundation chairman Zafar Farooqui said they had applied for the tax exemption under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act on September 1 last year but subsequently reapplied on February 3 after the application was rejected on January 21. He further reapplied to the queries by March 10.

The Income Tax Department’s queries and objections had delayed the donations of the mosque.

Hussain further said that, “Till now, we have received INR 20 lakh. We have not launched any campaign for the donations. All well-wishers have donated voluntarily.”

Under the project, a 300-bed super-specialty hospital, a community kitchen and a research centre highlighting the Muslim’s contribution in nation building will also be constructed.