TDN World Desk: On behalf of the Muslim body the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind will file a review petition against the Supreme Court’s Ayodhya verdict on Monday afternoon, sources in the prominent Muslim body said.
On November 14, Jamiat hold a working committee meeting to determine the organization’s future steps regarding the Ayodhya vedict alotting the Muslims five acres’ alternative land instead of Babri Masjid site. On that occasion, Jamiat had formed a five-member panel comprising legal experts and religious scholars to look into every aspect of the Supreme Court’s November 9 verdict.
The panel, under the chairmanship of Jamiat chief Maulana Arshad Madani, had looked into the prospects of the review petition against the apex court verdict and recommended that the review plea should be filed in the case.
Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind and All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has said a review petition will be filed before December 9.
However, the Sunni Central Waqf Board has decided against filing a review plea. The Waqf board also said that it was yet to take a call on whether to accept a five-acre plot for a mosque.
Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday hit out at the AIMPLB and the Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind for their decision to seek a review of the Ayodhya verdict, saying they are trying to create an “atmosphere of division and confrontation” after the matter was laid to rest by the apex court.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the spiritual leader who had been part of Ayodhya mediation committee, on Sunday addressing a public gathering at Netaji Indoor Stadium said that the decision of All India Muslim Personal Law Board and the Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind to seek a review of the recent Ayodhya verdict as “double standard”.