'We are grateful to the Supreme Court for setting aside as 'erroneous' the observation of one of the Judges of the Allahabad High Court (2010), which diluted the provisions of the Places of Worship Act 1991,' Zafar Ahmad Faruqi added
'We are grateful to the Supreme Court for setting aside as 'erroneous' the observation of one of the Judges of the Allahabad High Court (2010), which diluted the provisions of the Places of Worship Act 1991,' Zafar Ahmad Faruqi added

Ayodhya verdict: UP Sunni Waqf Board Chairman not planning on filing a review petition

  • A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Saturday ordered setting up of a trust for the construction of a temple in the disputed site at Ayodhya
  • Fourteen appeals had been filed before the SC against a 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment

NEW DELHI : Uttar Pradesh Sunni Waqf Board Chairman Zafar Ahmad Farooqui said that they welcome the judgment of the top court and do not have any plans to challenge the verdict.

"We welcome and humbly accept the verdict of the Supreme Court. I, as chairman of the UP Sunni Central Waqf Board, want to make it clear that the UP Sunni Central Waqf Board (UPSCWB) will not go in for any review of the apex court's order or file any curative petition, hence any statement in this regard by any individual, lawyer or organisation which mentions that UP Sunni Central Waqf Board will go in for a review is not our line," he said in a statement.

"We are grateful to the Supreme Court for setting aside as 'erroneous' the observation of one of the Judges of the Allahabad High Court (2010), which diluted the provisions of the Places of Worship Act 1991," Faruqi added.

Initially after the judgment was delivered Senior advocate Zafaryab Jilani appearing for Sunni Central Waqf Board had said that while he respects the verdict of the top court yet they are not satisfied with the judgment and may consider a review petition.

He later clarified that the press conference was organised by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and he had commented as the secretary of the board and not Sunni Waqf Board's counsel.

A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Saturday ordered setting up of a trust for the construction of a temple in the disputed site at Ayodhya where a 16th century Babri Masjid was razed by a Hindu mob on December 6, 1992. The bench, which unanimously delivered the landmark judgement, also ordered allotment of a 5-acre land to Muslims for construction of a mosque in Ayodhya.

Fourteen appeals had been filed before the SC against a 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment, which had said that the disputed 2.77 acres should be equally divided among the three litigants.

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