A day after former AMU VC said that the building of the mosque in the disputed land of Ayodhya is impossible, All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has rejected the statement on Saturday. Speaking to a news agency about the Ram Janmbhoomi- Babri Masjid case, AIPLM's spokesperson Zafaryab Jilani has said that those giving such suggestions have no locus-standi in the case. He said that the board does not support the demands of the group. He expressed his confidence in the arguments put in front of the Supreme Court. The apex court has asked both the groups to conclude arguments within October 17.
Former Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice-Chancellor Lt General (retired) Zameer Uddin Shah on Friday said that Muslims should hand over the disputed land at Ayodhya to Hindus if SC decides so. He has said that it should be done for the sake of lasting peace in the country. "In case the Supreme Court passes judgement in favour of Muslims. They should hand over the land to their Hindu brothers for the sake of lasting peace in the country. There has to be a solution otherwise we'll go on fighting," Shah said in an interactive session organised by the Indian Muslims for Peace on Thursday. He said that he strongly supported an out-of-court settlement. "The Supreme Court should give a clear verdict and it should not be 'Panchayati' at all. Even if the court gives judgement in favour of Muslims, will it be possible to build a mosque there? It is impossible," he said.
Meanwhile, CJI Ranjan Gogoi had announced that the daily hearings on the Ayodhya dispute will continue as per schedule. He had further stated that the terms of settlement and process of meditation would be confidential. While the SC has allowed mediation to proceed parallelly, the CJI had stated that if the mediation process reaches a settlement, then the settlement is to be placed before the apex Court. In a massive setback to the Ayodhya land dispute, CJI Gogoi on August 2, declared that the Ayodhya mediation panel headed by Justice FM Kalifulla has failed. The court then began day-to-day hearings from August 6. Earlier, the three-member Ayodhya mediation panel submitted its status report to the Supreme Court in a sealed cover, complying with the orders of the apex court earlier on July 11. The apex court then declared that mediation has failed.