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26/11/2019 2:09 PM IST

Ayodhya Verdict: Sunni Waqf Board Says It Will Not File Review Petition

Sunni Waqf Board met on Tuesday to discuss the file Ayodhya review plea.

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Sunni Central Waqf Board counsel members Zafaryab Jilani (L), All India Muslim Personal Law Board members Maulana Abdul Rahmani (C), and Kamal Farooqui at a press conference after the Supreme Court verdict on November 9, 2019 in New Delhi.

The Sunni Central Waqf Board Chairman Zufar Farooqi has said they will not file a review petition against the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya title suit, PTI reported.

The Board, which was a main litigant in the Ayodhya case, met on Tuesday to discuss the verdict amid reports that its members are divided on whether to file a review petition against the judgment. 

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The meeting was also expected to discuss whether to accept a plot of land that the judgment said must be given to Muslims to build a mosque, Farooqui had said on Monday.

After the five-judge bench delivered its historic verdict on the Ranjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute, Farooqui had come out against filing a review petition. But some board members went public against the stand.

In its verdict, the Supreme Court had paved the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya. It also directed the Centre to allot a five-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque.

Farooqui had said there were divergent views within the eight-member board on the matter and the number of those suggesting that the plot should be used for some “constructive work” to give a message to the world is very low”.

Earlier, the All India Muslim Personal law Board (AIMPLB) said a review petition will be filed against the judgment. It is also against accepting an alternative site to replace the mosque that was demolished in Ayodhya in 1992.

(With PTI inputs)