The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Saturday said that the body respects the judgment of the Supreme Court on the Ayodhya title case but will think over filing a review after going through the entire judgment. Addressing the media, Zafaryab Jilani, senior advocate of the Board's legal team, said, "We respect the judgment of the Supreme Court. We appeal to the people of the country to maintain peace and tranquillity and refrain from any protest. Whatever legal course is possible, we'll adopt it."
Jilani expressed his view, stated, "We are especially dissatisfied with some findings of the Supreme Court... Today, I can only say that the judgment is not satisfactory and has not gone as per our expectations. And especially from the fact that the land of the mosque even of the inner courtyard in which prayers were offered, that too has been given to the other side. We can't consider this equity, nor justice. (sic)" He added that legal remedy on this will be discussed upon.
"The Executive Committee (of AIMPLB) has decided that the lawyer team under senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan will go through the judgment and then suggest whether to file a review petition or not. It is likely that we will file for a review," Jilani said.
Pronouncing the landmark judgment in the Ayodhya 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 Centre or the state government, in a suitable and prominent place in Ayodhya. CJI Ranjan Gogoi, while delivering the unanimous judgment, dismissed the claims of the Sunni Central Waqf Board and 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.