To take of not to take: Sunni Waqf Board to take a decision on the 5 acre land by 26th November

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Following the historic verdict in Ram Janmabhoomi case, which ruled in favour of constructing a temple at the land which was under dispute over title of land, Sunni Cental Waqf Board will meet on 26th November where they’re likely to take a decision on whether to accept the 5 acre land in Ayodhya or not.

As per reports, UP Sunni Central Waqf Board chief Zufar Farooqui has said that he is getting multiple suggestions on whether to take the land in Ayodhya or not. A general body meeting of the board will take place on 26th November in which the board will decide whether to take the 5 acre land awarded by Supreme Court or not. He said that while he is getting diverse suggestions, ‘negativity’ can only be countered with positivity. Farooqui believes that not taking the land for construction of mosque at Ayodhya will increase negativity.

He even added that while the government has to follow Supreme Court’s orders, some suggestions are also pouring in that an educational institute be constructed along with the mosque in the same premises.

Read: Evidences prove that Hindus have always believed Ram Janmasthan is the place where Babri Mosque was built: Addendum to Ayodhya Verdict

While the Sunni Waqf Board has no plans to challenge the verdict, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), has said that they will decide on 17th November on whether a review petition will be filed against the verdict. AIMPLB is a body of influential Muslims clerics as well as scholars who are not too ‘happy’ with the Supreme Court verdict.

As reported by Indian Express, the AIMPLB are ‘puzzled’ at how a five-judge bench reached a unanimous decision despite accepting that the idols were ‘stealthily’ placed inside the masjid in 1949. The apex court had also observed that the 1992 demolition was an ‘egregious’ breach of the rule of law.

OpIndia Staff: Staff reporter at OpIndia
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