The Supreme Court in a historic decision had established that the Hindus have a right on the entire 67-acre Ram Janmabhoomi and had granted an alternate 5-acre land to the Muslims to build their Masjid. After weeks of back and forth, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has decided to file a review petition in the Ram Janmabhoomi, Ayodhya case.
All India Muslim Personal Law Board: Exercising our constitutional right, we’re going to file a review petition in the Ayodhya case during the 1st week of Dec. Sunni Waqf Board’s decision not to pursue the case won’t legally affect us.All Muslim organizations are on the same page
— ANI (@ANI) November 27, 2019
AIMPLB said that they will ‘exercise their constitutional right’ and file a review petition in the Ayodhya case during the first week of December. They also said that the decision of the Sunni Waqf Board not to file a review petition in the case won’t affect the AIMPLB legally.
Interestingly, AIMPLB said that “all Muslim organisations” are with the AIMPLB and are on the same page.
Earlier, the Sunni Waqf Board had decided against filing a review petition in the Ayodhya case.
The Sunni Central Waqf Board was also to discuss whether to accept the 5 acres land to be offered by the government or not. As per reports, the board has put off the discussion and has stated that they will deliberate it after the land options are provided by the government.
The Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind (JuH), a key Muslim litigant in the Ayodhya title suit which has been indulging in constant rabblerousing since Supreme Court’ historic verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi case, had also taken a U-turn and said that it will not file a review petition against the Supreme Court’s Ayodhya verdict.
“Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind has passed a resolution that it will not file a review petition against the Supreme Court verdict on Babri Masjid & mosques managed by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Waqf properties,” it had said.
Following the verdict, many prominent Muslims welcomed the Supreme Court’s verdict, while several others expressed strong disapproval of the same. AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi couldn’t stomach the fact that the court has finally ordered the construction of a Ram Temple at the Ram Janmabhoomi site where the Mughals had destroyed a previously existing temple.
With the aim of whipping up a frenzy among Muslims of India, Asaduddin Owaisi continued his harangue against the verdict saying, “I want my masjid back”. Many other ‘liberal-secular’ elements had also exhorted the principal litigant Sunni Waqf Board to file a review petition.