LUCKNOW || The All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Sunday decided to file a review petition before the Supreme Court (SC) over its verdict on Ayodhya dispute in which it gave 2.77 acres of disputed land to the presiding deity Ram Lalla and ordered a separate 5 acre land for the Muslims to build a mosque.
After a lot of confusion and commotion on the venue of its meeting in the state capital, which was shifted from the initial Nadwa College venue to Mumtaaz PG College, the Muslim body decided to knock the doors of the apex court as it found certain anomalies in the SC verdict.
Sources said that while most members of the AIMPLB were of the view that filing a “review petition wouldn’t change much and since the initial verdict of the five-judge SC bench was unanimous, there was little room for any change“, others insisted that the “legal recourse be taken.” Jafaryab Jilani and Asad-ud-din Owaisi were especially of the view that “the legal options available be explored and exhauseted“.
Minister in the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, Mohsin Raza reacted sharply to the decision of the Muslim body and said that they were trying to foment trouble and disrupt communal harmony in the country. He further said that a majority section of the Muslim community in the country had happily accepted the SC verdict and now any further move will only create communal tensions.