Waqf Board Won't File Review Petition On Ayodhya, Says Its Chairman

Sunni Waqf Board chairman Zufar Farooqui said a decision on the five acres of land in Ayodhya will be taken in the board's next meeting

Waqf Board Won't File Review Petition On Ayodhya, Says Its Chairman

Ayodhya: Sunni Central Waqf Board had also earlier said it won't file a review petition

Lucknow:

The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board on Sunday said it will not file a review petition in the Supreme Court against the Ayodhya verdict. The board was one of the main litigants in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case.

"All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) may have decided to seek review of the court's judgement in the Ayodhya issue, but the stand of the Sunni Waqf Board of not doing so, remains intact," its chairman Zufar Farooqui said.

"Before the judgement, the AIMPLB was repeatedly saying that it will abide by any judgement of the Supreme Court, then why is an appeal being made now?" he said.

On the question of taking another plot of land in lieu of the disputed area, Mr Farooqui said, "A decision in this regard will be taken at Waqf Board's meeting on November 26."

After the Supreme Court's judgement in the case, Mr Farooqui had said on November 9 that the board had no plans to challenge the verdict.

On Sunday, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind announced that a review petition will be filed against the verdict, stressing that mosque land cannot be given up as per the Sharia.

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