Despite widespread messages that Ayodhya verdict was balanced, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board has decided to file review petition, said they will not accept the 5-acre land.
Lucknow: All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has decided to file a review petition with the Supreme Court, with regard to apex court's verdict in the Ayodhya case.
The AIMPLB has said that it cannot accept the five-acre land in Ayodhya allotted by the Supreme Court and stated it is a matter of Shariat. Jamiat E Ulema Hind will file the review petition.
The meeting of AIMPLB was shifted from Nadwa to an unidentified location.
The Supreme Court on Saturday (November 16) had directed the Central government to hand over the disputed site at Ayodhya for the construction of a temple and set up a trust for the same.
The apex court further directed the government to hand over a suitable plot of land measuring five acres to the Sunni Waqf Board.
A five-judge constitution bench presided by Chief Justice Gogoi and comprising Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer passed the order on a batch of petitions against an order of the Allahabad high court which trifurcated the site between the parties -- Ramlalla Virajman, Sunni Central Waqf Board and Nirmohi Akhara.
A decade-long legal dispute was fought by right-wing party Hindu Mahasabha, a sect of Hindu monks Nirmohi Akhara and Sunni Waqf Board over 2.77 acres of land in Ayodhya.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh minority affairs minister Mohsin Raza slammed All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) for conducting a meeting to decide on filing the review petition on Ayodhya verdict saying, " they are just trying to spoil the atmosphere."
"Every Muslim of the country has welcomed the Supreme Court's decision in the Ayodhya issue. I do not understand why AIMPLB is conducting a meeting today in Lucknow. They are just trying to spoil the atmosphere. Last time, too, they held a meeting in Lucknow and tried to mislead people," Raza said.
"Nobody is with the AIMPLB. Sunni Waqf Board is also not supporting them. They should stop holding such meetings," Raza added.
(With ANI inputs)
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