New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Some Muslim bodies are contemplating filing a review petition against Saturday’s Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya dispute that gives the disputed land to the Hindus for a temple and five acres of alternate land to the Muslims for a mosque.
With more dissenting voices coming forward against the verdict, All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) Executive Member Kamal Farooqui told IANS it was contemplating filing a review petition after studying the judgement.
“This judgement is based on faith, not facts. The apex court used Article 142, which gives it special powers. We did not demand land for land. But you gave us five acres of land in exchange for 67 acres,” Farooqui told IANS.
Sunni Waqf Board lawyer Zafaryab Jilani said: “We respect the judgement but we are not satisfied. The judgement is not as per our expectations.”
“After today’s order, it looks we will file a review petition. But a final decision will be taken only after consultation with our legal team,” he added
“Today’s observation by the Chief Justice of India will go a long way in the nation’s welfare,” Jilani added.
The five-judge Supreme Court bench ordered that the disputed Ayodhya land must be given to Hindus for a temple, to be built at the site by a trust formed under the control of the Central government. The government has to formulate a scheme on it within three months.