Not satisfied, will move SC: AIMPLB
Cong, BJP, RSS, VHP Welcome Judgment
Allahabad, Sept 30: Minutes after the announcement of the Ayodhya verdict, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board expressed its dissatisfaction with the decision of the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad HC and decided to approach the Supreme Court.
Speaking at the media gathering after the verdict, advocate for AIMPLB Zafaryab Jilani said: “No public resentment over the judgement is required as AIMPLB has decided to move Supreme Court against it.”
Jilani added that, “The decision should not be a reason for disappointment. We hope that people will maintain peace and tranquillity and the matter should not be taken to the streets.”
He also said, “Two judges agreed that it was a mosque where Namaz was being offered and the dispute is only about its construction date. This is why the court has handed one-third of the land to Waqf Board.”
Rejecting the Allahabad HC verdict, Jilani said, “We don’t agree to one-third formula given by the High Court and that is why we are moving to Supreme Court. We appeal for the complete decree.”
Delhi Jama Masjid’s Imam Bukhari also said that they will approach the apex court on the judgment.
Darool Uloom Deoband said its top clerics would study the Allahabad High Court judgment on the disputed Ayodhya site in detail before it expressed its views.
“We will sit, may be tomorrow, to study the court ruling before commenting on it. It is a sensitive issue and any comment in haste would be improper,” Maulana Abdul Khaliq Sambali of the seminary told agency.
CPI(M) QUESTIONS NATURE OF VERDICT
CPI(M) said the judgement required to be fully studied as there may be questions on the nature of the verdict and maintained that recourse to Supreme Court should be the only way to resolve the matter.
“This judgement requires to be fully studied. There may be questions on the nature of the verdict,” the CPI(M) said in a statement.
BJP, which spearheaded the Ramjanmabhumi movement, termed it as a “positive” development while Congress said no one should treat it as a victory or defeat.
BJP spokesperson Prakash Javedekar said the judgement was a “positive” development. The BJP top brass met in the evening to decide on the future course of action on the issue.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, a known Hindutva hardliner, said the road for the construction of a magnificent Ram temple at Ayodhya has been paved.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat also welcomed the judgement and said the order should not be seen as anybody’s victory or defeat. “The movement for Ram temple is not a reactionary one, nor is it against any particular community,” he said.
Hailing the judgment, Congress General Secretary Janardhan Dwivedi said his party has held that the controversy should either be solved through talks or the verdict of the court should be accepted.
“The court has given the verdict. We should all welcome the judgement,” Dwivedi told reporters.
Welcoming the verdict on the Ayodhya title issue, VHP claimed the ruling has established without doubt that the place where Ram’s idol was existing was the birthplace of the Lord.
Addressing the media here after the verdict was out, VHP international general secretary Pravin Togadia, however, demanded that a Ram temple should be built in the total area that comprises the (formerly) disputed area as well as the land acquired by the Central government.
“We salute and welcome the judgement of the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court. It has now been established that the place where Ram’s idol was existing was the birth place of the Lord. At least faith of one billion Hindus that Lord Ram was born here was also endorsed by the judiciary,” he said.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 30 Sep 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 30 Sep 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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