Ayodhya verdict: Muslim Law Board to meet shortly, might file review petition

Maulana Sufian Photograph:( ANI )

ANI Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Nov 17, 2019, 10.11 AM (IST)

All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) is scheduled to hold a meeting at 10 am on Sunday in Lucknow to discuss if the board will file a review petition regarding the apex court verdict on Ayodhya.

Speaking to ANI, Maulana Sufian said, "Some of the groups have welcomed the Supreme Court's verdict. But we AIMPLB will hold a meeting at 10 am today to decide whether to review for the petition or not".

The cleric also informed ANI that a press conference will be held by the board at 3:30 pm to brief the media about the final decision.

The Supreme Court on Saturday directed the Central government to hand over the disputed site at Ayodhya for the construction of a temple and set up a trust for the same.

The apex court further directed the government to give a suitable plot of land measuring five acres to the Sunni Waqf Board.

A five-judge constitution bench presided by Chief Justice Gogoi and comprising Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer passed the order on a batch of petitions against an order of the Allahabad High Court which trifurcated the site between the parties, Ramlalla Virajman, Sunni Central Waqf Board and Nirmohi Akhara.

A decade-long legal dispute was fought by Hindu Mahasabha, a sect of Hindu monks Nirmohi Akhara and Sunni Waqf Board over 2.77 acres of land in Ayodhya.

 

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The Supreme Court on Saturday directed the Central government to hand over the disputed site at Ayodhya for the construction of a temple