Muslim parties reject Ayodhya verdict

    at 5:49 pm

    New Delhi (NVI): In a new twist to Ayodhya temple issue, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has decided to file a review petition against the recent Supreme Court verdictthat paved way for construction of Lord Ram temple at the disputed site.

    AIMPLB has also decided to refuse the 5 acre alternative plot of land that the Supreme Court has asked the Centre to allot for a mosque.

    This was informed by Maulana Arshad Madani today after a meeting of the board. “Although we do not have much hope, a review petition will be filed,” he told reporters here.

    “The board has also categorically refused to take five-acre land in Ayodhya in lieu of the mosque. The board is of the view that there cannot be any alternative to the mosque,” Jilani added.

    Coming out of a meeting of the AIMPLB, Maulana Arshad Madani of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind said, “Despite the fact that we already know that our review petition will be dismissed 100%, we must file a review petition. It is our right.”