In a big breaking development in the Ayodhya case verdict, sources on Tuesday have informed that Sunni Waqf Board might reject the 5-acre land given to it by the Supreme Court. Earlier on Sunday, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) announced that it will file a review petition against the Supreme Court order and also rejected teh 5-acre land. It has urged the Sunni Waqf Board to reject the land. Sources said that on November 26 the Sunni Waqf Board will make the final decision.
This comes as a U-turn as the Sunni Waqf Board on the day of decision welcomed the verdict by the apex court. Addressing the media, the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf board's chairman Zufar Faruqi had clarified that it will not file a review petition. The board had also thanked the apex court for setting aside the 'erroneous' observation of the Allahabad High Court's 2010 verdict diluting the provisions of the Places of Worship Act 1991.
Meanwhile, the Nirmohi Akhara, one of the parties to the Ayodhya title dispute also decided not to file a review petition in the top court. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting of the organisation, chaired by the head of Nirmohi Akhara, Mahant Dinendra Das, attended by its Sarpanch Raja Ram Chandra Das and other panchs of the group. However, they requested a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi before the new trust for the Ram Temple is formed.
Pronouncing the landmark judgment in the Ayodhya land dispute case, the Supreme Court on Saturday, delivered a unanimous judgment in the title suit of the disputed area awarding it to the Hindu parties for the construction of a temple. It also directed the Centre to come up with a scheme within three months to set up a trust which will hand over the outer courtyard and inner courtyard of the site for construction of a temple. Apart from this, the SC stated that an alternate land of 5 acres is to be allotted to Muslims for the liberty of constructing a mosque, either by the central govt or the State govt, in a suitable and prominent place in Ayodhya. CJI Ranjan Gogoi, while delivering the unanimous judgment, dismissed the claims by the Nirmohi Akhara. He also termed that the three-way division of the disputed land by the Allahabad HC in its 2010 verdict is wrong.