Ayodhya Verdict: Muslim Bodies To File Review Petition, Will Reject 5-acre Land

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In a big development in the Ayodhya verdict, head of Muslim body Maulana Arshad Madani, post-AIMPLB's meeting said that it will file a review petition

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Updated On:

In a big development in the Ayodhya verdict, head of prominent Muslim body Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (JUEH) Maulana Arshad Madani, post-AIMPLB's meeting said that it would file a review petition. He also reiterated that they are of the opinion to not take the 5-acre land given to build the mosque. He also added that he is confident that the petition will be rejected. 

Speaking to media, he said: "Its not an about our pride our but it's about the law of shariah we can not take another land for mosque. The committee has submitted their report and it states that we didn't get our land although we know that our plea would be dismissed but still we should approach the court with the review petition."

Soon after his statement, AIMPLB addressed the media, announcing their decision to file the petition. Speaking at the meet, Zafaryab Jilani who represented the Muslim parties said that two major decisions were taken - to file a review petition and to reject the 5 acres of land. He also said that SC verdict has a ''lot of errors.''

AIMPLB meets to decide on review petition challenging SC's Ayodhya verdict

AIMPLB decision on review

Mulling over the Ayodhya verdict, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Sunday,  called upon on an emergency meeting to decide to file a review petition on the Supreme Court's verdict. Sources report that the majority of the working committee members are in favour of filing a review petition. Sources further report that AIMPLB Secretary Zafaryab Jilani and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi have not only supported the review petition but have also suggested the board to reject the alternate land offer. Sources further report that since the Sunni Waqf board chairman has declared that he will not challenge the verdict, AIMPLB is reportedly mulling to approach other Sunni waqf members to gain support for the review petition - which may be filed within two weeks after gaining consensus.

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Sunni Waqf board hailed SC verdict

The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf board's chairman Zufar Faruqi, on Saturday has welcomed the verdict, clarifying that it will not file a review petition, according to the press release. It added that any statement made otherwise mentioning the UP Sunni Central Waqf board is not in line with its stance. The board 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. 

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Supreme Court's Ayodhya verdict

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 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 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.

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