Lucknow, November 21: The Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind, a body of top Muslim clerics of India, passed a resolution on Thursday on filing a review petition against the Supreme Court's Ayodhya verdict. The Jamiat would also be furthering its legal battle to claim custody of mosques managed by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI), the resolution said. Yogi Adityanath Praises Supreme Court For Ayodhya Verdict, Says '500-Year-Long Pending Ram Janmabhoomi Matter Was Solved in 45 Minutes'.
Jamiat's revered leader Maulana Arshad Madani, who is also an office-bearer of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), had last week voiced his opinion in favour of filing a review plea. While noting that only a remote chance exists of their plea yielding positive results, Madani said that the Shariat or the Islamic law compels them to exercise even the final remedy to save a mosque.
"The national working committee of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind has passed resolutions on filing review petition against the Supreme Court verdict on Babri Masjid and mosques managed by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Waqf properties," Azeemullah Siddiqi of the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind said today.
Update by ANI
Azeemullah Siddiqi, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind: The national working committee of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind has passed resolutions on filing review petition against the Supreme Court verdict on Babri Masjid & mosques managed by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Waqf properties.
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Apart from the Jamiat, the AIMPLB would also be filing a review petition against the apex court's recent verdict in the Ayodhya case, granting the possession of disputed land to the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas. The Muslim side, as a compensation, has been offered five acres of alternative land in Ayodhya region.
The UP Sunni Central Waqf Board - one of the stakeholders in the case - and original litigant Iqbal Ansari have decided to withdraw from the legal battle after the pronouncement of Supreme Court's November 9 order. Waqf Board chief Zafar Farooqui and Ansari, while speaking to reporters, said they do not want to drag the sensitive dispute any further.