Islamic scholars, social activists, lawyers and even Bollywood celebrities like Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi and other prominent Muslims have issued a statement opposing review petition in Ram Janmabhoomi case that while they share the unhappiness of the Indian Muslim community, keeping the ‘dispute’ alive will only harm the community.
The statement also lamented over the ‘unhappiness’ of ‘constitutional experts’ and ‘secular organisations’ that the Supreme Court put ‘faith over law’ in favouring the Hindus. “While agreeing that the court order is judicially flawed, we strongly believe that keeping the Ayodhya dispute alive will harm, and not help, Indian Muslims,” the statement read.
The statement does not give any suggestion on whether the Muslim party should construct a hospital or school at the 5 acre plot the Supreme Court has given to them to construct a mosque if they so wish.
The Sunni Waqf Board is reportedly scheduled to hold an important meeting at 11 AM on Tuesday to discuss the further course of action following the Ram Janmabhoomi verdict.
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’s historic verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi case, recently took a U-turn and said that it will not file a review petition against the Supreme Court’s Ayodhya verdict. Prior to that, both AIMPLB and Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind president Maulana Arshad Madani had announced that that they will file a review petition against the Supreme Court verdict as it was not based on the ‘evidence and logic’.