Soon after the Supreme Court’s most-awaited decision in 134-year-old Ayodhya debate, at a joint press conference organised by a few Muslim associations such as the All India Muslim Individual Law Board (AIMPLB), Jamaat e Islami Hind and Jamiat Ulema Hind, the community pioneers expressed, after examining the judgment in detail, that there’s a probability to file a review petition. We respect the judgement but we are not satisfied, we will decide further course of action,” says the Sunni Waqf Board.
Addressing to the media after the Supreme Court consistently chosen in support of building a Hindu temple on the debated land, Zafaryab Jilani, the attorney for Sunni Waqf Board suggested to go through the judgment in detail and with the help of seniors like Rajeev Dhawan and mostly review petition will be filed.
Engaging for peace and law and order, Jilani included that there’s no reason to get over-emotional. Supporting Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi’s articulation on the decision, Jilani said the decision ought to not be seen as triumph of the one-party and vanquish of another.
The pioneers communicated their satisfaction at the truth that the Supreme Court had watched that the annihilation of the Babri Masjid in 1992 was an appalling infringement of the run the show of law which the act of placing icons inside the mosque was wrong. ‘This gives us trust that in future no other mosque within the country will be touched,’ said M.R. Shamshad, another legal counselor who spoke on the Muslim side. Talking at the press conference, Syed Sadatullah Hussaini, President of Jamaat e Islami Hind said that they completely support the articulations made by the attorneys and ‘whatever will be chosen after meeting we are going stand by it’.
AIMPLB : The Judgment is Against Our Expectations
In any case, the AIMPLB (All India Muslim Personal Law Board) has communicated its dissatisfaction over the decision. “The judgment is against our expectations. We presented solid evidence to prove our stance. Our legal committee will review the judgment,” tweeted AIMPLB, on behalf of its general secretary. Another leader of AIMPLB, Kamal Farooqui, too expressed his disappointment over the decision. According to ANI reports, Farooqui said that he’s a bit disturbed since the Supreme Court guaranteed that the decision will be on the premise of realities and not faith. But it appears that the decision was more based on faith instead of facts.
He asked, “Even if you will give us 100 acres of land then also that will be of no use. Our 67 acres of land has already been acquired, so what are they giving us in a donation? They have taken our 67 acres of land and in return giving us five acres. What kind of justice is this?.
AIMIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen) Chief Asaduddin Owaisi has reacted and communicated his disappointment over the Supreme Court’s ruling. Asaduddin Owaisi expressed that he concurs with the conclusion of the Muslim individual law board. He said he isn’t fulfilled with the SC’s ruling. Reacting on SC’s order to provide 5 acres of land as an alternative to Sunni Waqf Board, Owaisi said, “We were not begging for land.” He included that Muslims in India are not so oppressed that they can’t get 5 acres of land for a mosque. He said, “It was about our legal right on the disputed land.” Owaisi went onto state, “Supreme Court is supreme. But it is not infallible.”
Commenting on the judgment, Shia Cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawad, the Famous Scholar said, “We humbly accept SC verdict, I am thankful to god that Muslims, by and large, have accepted this verdict and the dispute has ended now.” However, he too added that it is the right of the Muslim side to file review appeal.