File picture of Kapil Sibal. Photograph: (AFP)
Earlier, Haji Mehboob representing the Sunni Waqf Board had disapproved Sibal's request to the Supreme Court for conducting the judgment after July 2019
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has cleared the air regarding Kapil Sibal's request to the Supreme Court.
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal had asked the Supreme Court yesterday to take up the Ayodhya matter on July 15, 2019, once all the pleadings are complete.
His request had drawn a lot of verbal attack from the opposition.
Even the Sunni Waqf Board represented by Haji Mehboob had disapproved Sibal's request to the Supreme Court for conducting the judgment after July 2019.
He said that Sibal asking for a delay in the judgment was wrong and that they want the court to pronounce the judgment as soon as possible. He said: "Yes Kapil Sibal is our lawyer but he is also related to a political party, his statement in Supreme Court yesterday was wrong, we want a solution to the issue at the earliest."
Clearing the stance of Kapil Sibal, the AIMPLB has said that a stand was taken by the counsels representing Muslim Parties that it was not the right time to take up the matter for final hearing. The Law Board said the stand was taken on the instruction of their respective clients.
During the course of arguments in SC, a stand was taken by the Counsels representing Muslim Parties, on instruction of their respective Clients, stating that it was not the right time to take up the matter for Final Hearing: All India Muslim Personal Law Board #Ayodhya— ANI (@ANI) December 6, 2017
As the representative body, the Board endorses and confirms the said statement of the Counsels made in Court: All India Muslim Personal Law Board General Secretary #Ayodhya— ANI (@ANI) December 6, 2017
Board clarifies that statements from leaders for constructing Ram Temple & indicating dates/place etc are unfortunate. Condemn it as case is subjudice, expect political statements not to be made by parties,as we've heard since yesterday in relation to the court proceedings:AIMPLB— ANI (@ANI) December 6, 2017
Following the clarification, Haji Mehboob, the Ayodhya case petitioner has also assented to the request of Kapil Sibal.
He said "If Jilani saab is saying that what Kapil Sibal said yesterday was right, then I agree with him."
If Jilani saab (Zafaryab Jilani,convenor of the Babri Masjid Action Committee) is saying that what Kapil Sibal said yesterday was right, then I agree with him. Don't want to say anything else: Haji Mehboob, Ayodhya case petitioner pic.twitter.com/mDggyrqVEg— ANI (@ANI) December 6, 2017
After Sibal's request to the Supreme Court, leaders from the opposition including PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Ravishankar Prasad, Sambit Patra and many other attacked Sibal and his party asking the party's stand on Temple issue.