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Respect Supreme Court's verdict but not satisfied: AIMPLB on Ayodhya verdict

File photo: Zafaryab Jilani. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Nov 09, 2019, 04.34 PM (IST) Edited By: Sparshita Saxena

All India Muslim Personal Law Board Member (AIMPLB) on Saturday said that although they respect the Supreme Court's verdict on Ayodhya land dispute, they are not satisfied with it. 

Sunni Waqf Board's Zafaryab Jilani said that a review petition will be filed "if our committee agrees on it". 

"It is our right and it is in Supreme Court's rules as well," he added, also urging people to maintain peace and calm and not to carry out any form of demonstration anywhere. 

"We respect the judgement but we are not satisfied, we will decide further course of action," Jilani said in a press conference today.

The Supreme Court on Saturday directed the Central government to give five acres of suitable land to Sunni Waqf Board and also make necessary arrangements for the construction of the temple at the disputed site by forming a trust.


"Central government shall form in three to four months a scheme for setting up of a trust. They shall make necessary arrangements for the management of trust and construction of the temple," Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said while reading out the verdict.

He said that the possession of the inner and outer courtyard shall be handed over to the trust.

"A suitable plot of land measuring five-acre shall be handed over to Sunni Waqf Board," said the apex court.

A five-judge constitution bench presided by Chief Justice Gogoi pronounced the verdict 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 being fought by right-wing party Hindu Mahasabha, a sect of Hindu monks Nirmohi Akhara and Muslim Waqf Board over 2.77 acres of land in Ayodhya. The dispute is expected to come to an end with the decision of the top court.