New Delhi, November 6: Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, one of the parties in the contentious Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title dispute, on Wednesday urged Muslims and Hindus to respect the Supreme Court's verdict in the case. In a statement, Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind reiterated its stand that Babri Masjid was not built after demolishing a temple in Ayodhya, adding that historical facts back their claim. Ayodhya Case: Uttar Pradesh Police on Alert Ahead of Supreme Court's Verdict in Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi Title Dispute.
"Muslim claim is based on the historical fact that Masjid was constructed without demolishing any Hindu temple. We reiterate our stand. Whatever judgment is delivered we will accept it. We appeal to Muslims and fellow citizens to respect the judgment," Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, a leading organisation of Muslim scholars, said. This came a day after Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi held a key meeting with senior representatives from the Hindu and Muslim side.
The meeting, held at Naqvi's residence, was attended by RSS joint secretary Krishna Gopal and former BJP organising secretary Ram Lal, along with Muslim influencers. Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind general secretary Mahmood Madani, former MP Shahid Siddiqui, All India Muslim Personal Law Board member Kamal Farooqui, filmmaker Muzaffar Ali and others from the Muslim side were present.
Muslim parties have urged the apex court to deliver a verdict based on "Constitutional values". "Since the judgment of this Court will have far-reaching implications, it is for the Court to consider the consequences of its historic judgment by moulding the relief in a fashion that will reflect the constitutional values that this great nation espouses… we hope that the Court, in moulding the relief, upholds our multi-religious and multicultural values in resolving the issues confronting it," read their statement.
In 2010, the Allahabad High Court verdict equally distributed the 2.77 acres in question between Ram Lalla, Nirmohi Akhara and Sunni Waqf Board. The Supreme Court on October 16 had reserved its judgement on petitions challenging the lower court's verdict.