Jamiyat Ulema-i- Hind and All India Muslim Personal Law Board(AIMPLB) have decided to file a review petition in the Supreme Court to challenge the apex courts November 9 ruling on the Ayodhya dispute. The AIMPLB has also declined the offer of 5 acres of land at an alternate site for construction of a mosque. Stating that the Sharia forbids Muslims from accepting any compensation in lieu of a mosque the Personal Law Board took this stance following its executive committee meeting in Lucknow.
The Supreme Court’s November 9 judgement had granted the disputed site to Hindus and as a compensation decided to give 5 acres of land to Muslims at an alternative site for construction of a mosque. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board said that there was no evidence that site of Babri Masjid was indeed the ‘janmasthan’ of Lord Ram. AIMIM chief and Member of Parliament Asaduddin Owaisi was also present at the executive committee meet of the AIMPLB.
The Jamiyat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) also decided to file a review petition in the Supreme Court labeling the November 9 judgement as ” not based on evidence and logic”.