Ayodhya case: Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind files first review pleas in Supreme Court

Ayodhya case: Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind files first review pleas in Supreme Court

The Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind has filed a review petition against

the Supreme Court’s Ayodhya verdict

The EC Desk

New Delhi, 3 December: The leading body of Muslim community–Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind filed a review petition against SC decision on Monday November, 2. In its November 9, verdict the SC allotted the disputed land of 2.77 acre to building of a temple which is presently believed by Hindus to be lord Ram’s birthplace. The Babri Masjid stood on the site for centuries till it was demolished by kar sevaks in 1992, sparking nationwide riots.

Last month, on November 9, the Supreme Court in its judgment awarded the disputed land to the deity Ram Lalla, but gave the Sunni Waqf Board a different, five-acre plot of land within Ayodhya to construct a Masjid.

On November, 14 the working committee of the Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind constituted a five-member panel comprising legal experts and religious scholars to look inot every aspect of the Supreme Court’s November 9 verdict.

The panel, however, under the chairmanship of Jamiat chief Maulana Arshad Madani, had looked into the prospects of the review petition against the apex court verdict and recommended the review plea should be filed in the case.

Speaking to a press conference, Jamiat chief, Maulana Arshad Madani said, “In the SC judgment, all evidences point to the left while the verdict goes towards the right. The judgment admits installation of idols there in 1994 was a wrong and calls the Masjid’s demotion in 1992 an illegal act.”  Maulana Madni said that SC does not say the masjids was not built by demolishing a temple, so why the land has been granted to build a temple.

Maulana said that the verdict is beyond comprehension in many aspects that is why the organization decided to go for review. The court has given us this right and the review must be filed, Maulana Madni told the press.

“The main contention in the case was that the masjid was built by destructing a temple. The court said that there was no evidence that the masjid was built after destructing a temple; the title of Muslims therefore was proven, but the final verdict was the opposite.”

Besides the Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) is also expected to file a review plea before December 9, while the Sunni Waqf Board has decided against asking for a review. It is also yet to take a call on whether to accept the five-acre plot.