Ayodhya Verdict: AIMPLB to file review petition against Supreme Court judgment (Photo Credit: PTI File)
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Sunday said that it has decided to file a review petition in the Supreme Court over Ayodhya verdict. The decision came after a meeting of AIMPLB to deliberate on whether or not to seek a review of the Supreme Court's verdict on the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit.
In a unanimous verdict last week, the Supreme Court cleared the way for the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya and directed the Centre to allot a five-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque.
Soon after the verdict, the AIMPLB had expressing dissatisfaction with it and said the board was contemplating seeking a review of the judgment. He also said the Muslim parties were of the view that the five-acre land for a mosque in Ayodhya as proposed by the Supreme Court should not be taken.
"We have decided to file a review petition as we cannot accept any other land except that meant for the masjid. Thus land offered would not be accepted," AIMPLB member SQR Ilyas said while addressing the media after their meeting.
The Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind will also file a review petition challenging the Supreme Court verdict, the prominent Muslim organisation's chief Maulana Arshad Madani said on Sunday.
After the meeting on Sunday, talking to reporters, Arshad Madani said, "The top court in its judgment said that the mosque was not built by demolishing a temple, yet the mosque was not given to us. So we will file a review petition and ask for what is rightfully ours."
Maulana Arshad Madani, Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind on AIMPLB meeting on Supreme Court's Ayodhya Verdict: Despite the fact that we already know that our review petition will be dismissed 100%, we must file a review petition. It is our right. pic.twitter.com/VvvnkqEtnX— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 17, 2019
According to PTI, the decision was taken after the Jamiat's highest decision-making body, the working committee, gave its nod for filing the review petition following extensive deliberations involving lawyers and experts. The panel under the chairmanship of Madani delved into the prospects of a review petition challenging the apex court verdict, a statement by Jamiat said. The expert panel observed that the judgment was against the Muslim parties and it was not a final judgment as the option of reviewing it is available under the Constitution of India, it said.