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AIMPLB to seek review of Ayodhya verdict, refuses alternative 5-acre plot

"The land of the mosque belongs to Allah and under Sharia law, it cannot be given to anybody," AIMPLB secretary Zafaryab Jilani told reporters after a meeting of the board

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Members of All India Muslim Personal Law Board during the Press Conference after Supreme court Verdict on Ram Janam Bhumi in New Delhi on Saturday/PHOTO-DALIP KUMAR

The (AIMPLB) decided on Sunday that it would file a petition seeking review of the Supreme Court's judgement in the issue.

"The land of the mosque belongs to Allah and under Sharia law, it cannot be given to anybody," AIMPLB secretary Zafaryab Jilani told reporters after a meeting of the board here.

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

Settling a fractious issue that goes back more than a century, the Supreme Court, in its verdict in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title case on November 9, said the entire 2.77 acres of disputed land should be handed over to the deity Ram Lalla, who was one of the three litigants in the case.

The five-judge Constitution bench also directed the Centre to allot a five-acre plot to the Sunni in to build a mosque.

First Published: Sun, November 17 2019. 15:55 IST
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