The Muslim body Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind has filed a review petition against the Supreme Court’s decision to greenlight the building of a temple on the former site of the Babri Masjid. Rashidi said “it was untenable to condone the 1992 demolition of Babri Masjid and the SC erred by granting 5 acres plot. The Sunni Wakf Board, did not plead or asked for the 5 acre plot.”
Maulana Syed Ashhad Rashidi, legal heir of original Ayodhya land dispute litigant M Siddiq, filed a 217-page petition in SC seeking review of its November 9 judgment giving disputed land to Ram Lalla.
The 2.77-acre plot of land is considered by Hindus to be Lord Ram’s birthplace. The Babri Masjid stood on the site for centuries till it was destroyed by kar sevaks in 1992, sparking nationwide riots. Last month the Supreme Court awarded the disputed land to the deity Ram Lalla, but gave the Sunni Waqf Board a different, five-acre plot of land within Ayodhya for a mosque.
Apart from the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) is also expected to file a review plea before December 9. While the Sunni Waqf Board has decided against seeking a review in the matter. It is also yet to take a call on whether to accept the five-acre plot.