AIMPLB to file review plea against Ayodhya verdict in SC on 1 Dec; announcement comes after Sunni Waqf Board's refusal to appeal

After being dissatisfied in the manner in which the top court handled the Ayodhya title dispute and not being in compliance with the decision to be provided with an alternate piece of five acre land, the non-government organisation took to Twitter and said they wanted the plea to be heard in an open court.

FP Staff November 27, 2019 13:49:58 IST
AIMPLB to file review plea against Ayodhya verdict in SC on 1 Dec; announcement comes after Sunni Waqf Board's refusal to appeal
  • The AIMPLB also said that Sunni Waqf Board's decision to not pursue the case will not affect them legally.

  • The development comes a day after the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board had said it would not file a review petition against the apex court's verdict.

  • But it was yet to take a call on whether to accept a five-acre alternative plot for a mosque.

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Wednesday said it will move the Supreme Court challenging the Ayodhya verdict, delivered on 9 November, and file a review petition through various individual parties on 1 December.

After being dissatisfied in the manner in which the top court handled the Ayodhya title dispute and not being being agreeable to being provided alternate plot of land, the non-government organisation took to Twitter and said it wanted the plea to be heard in an open court.

"Exercising our constitutional right, we are going to file a review petition in the Babri masjid case during the first week of December," the organisation stated in a tweet.

The AIMPLB also said that Sunni Waqf Board's decision to not pursue the case will not affect it legally. "All Muslim organisations are on the same page," it added.

News18 legal editor Utkarsh Anand was quoted as saying, "Although AIMPLB is not a direct party in the Ayodhya case, but through various individual plaintiffs and other parties it has been interested in the outcome of the case."

AIMPLB to file review plea against Ayodhya verdict in SC on 1 Dec announcement comes after Sunni Waqf Boards refusal to appeal

File image of Maulana Rabe Hasani Nadvi, president of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), General Secretary Wali Rahmani and Khalid Saifullaha Rahmani. PTI

The development comes a day after the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board had said it would not file a review petition against the apex court's verdict in the Ayodhya case, but was yet to take a call on whether to accept a five-acre alternative plot for a mosque.

"There was no discussion about the land which will be offered by the government. When the land will be offered, then a meeting of the board will commence about it," Abdul Razzaq Khan, member Sunni Waqf Board, had said.

Of the eight-member board, six agreed not to file a review petition in the top court and one of them chose to boycott the discussions.

"Majority decision in our meeting is that review petition in Ayodhya case should not be filed," said Khan.

Earlier in November, a five-judge Supreme Court bench led by then-CJI Ranjan Gogoi unanimously ruled in favour of Ram Lalla and said the entire disputed land spread over 2.7 acres will be handed over to a trust formed by the government, which will monitor the construction of a Ram temple at the site.

The top court also added that an alternative five acres of land at a prominent location in Ayodhya should be allotted for the construction of a mosque following consultation between the Centre and the state government.

 

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