Supreme, Not Infallible: Owaisi Unhappy With SC's Ayodhya Verdict

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AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, on Saturday, stated that the verdict was final but he was dissatisfied with the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya dispute

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:

Dissenting to the Supreme Court's unanimous judgment on the Ayodhya dispute, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, on Saturday, stated that the verdict was final but he was dissatisfied with the verdict. Quoting Justice Verma, he said that the 'Supreme Court was Supreme but not infallible'. He also advised the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AMPLB) to reject the SC offer to allot an alternated 5- acre land to construct a mosque.

Supreme but not infallible: Owaisi

"I agree with AMPLB's views and wish to thank the team of lawyers who fought the case for the Babri Masjid case. I am not satisfied with this judgment. I feel that the Supreme Court is Supreme but not infallible," he said at a press briefing in Hyderabad.

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No need for charity : Owaisi

Slamming the demolition of the Babri Masjid, he pointed out that those responsible for the act have been directed to make a trust to construct a temple. Stating that the Indian Muslim did not need charity, he added that the Muslims did not need aid to build a mosque elsewhere. He stated that the Muslims were fighting for their constitutional rights.

"Those who demolished Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992, have been given (responsibility) of making a trust and construct a Mandir there - this is a travesty. If Babri Masjid had not been demolished on December 6, then what would have been the verdict? The 5-acre offer given by Supreme Court  - we Muslims are fighting for our constitutional rights. Muslims are poor and vulnerable, but inspite of these weaknesses, Muslims is not that weak that he cannot purchase 5-acre land for constructing a mosque in Uttar Pradesh. We do not need anyone's charity - no need to patronize. We should reject the 5-acre land offer, according to me," he adding that the BJP government schemes like the NRC indicated that 'India was becoming a Hindu Rashtra'.

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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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