Review Ayodhya verdict plea reaches Supreme Court, challenges on 14 points - watsupptoday.com
Review Ayodhya verdict plea reaches Supreme Court, challenges on 14 points
Posted 02 Dec 2019 05:23 PM

HINDUSTAN TIMES

Maulana Syed Ashhad Rashidi, a legal heir of original Ayodhya land dispute litigant, on Monday filed a review petition in the Supreme Court against its ruling in favor of the Ram temple at the disputed site. This is the first review petition filed by a Muslim party against the verdict that had ordered a 5-acre plot be given to the Sunni Board by the government because the community had been wronged more than once.

In its request to the Supreme Court to revisit its verdict, Rashidi said the judgment by the five-judge bench had acknowledged “few of the several illegalities” committed by the Hindu Parties but “proceeded to condone the said illegal acts and awarded the disputed site to the very party which based its claims on nothing but a series of illegal acts”.

Rashidi has submitted that he was “conscious of the sensitive nature of the issue and understands the need to put a quietus to the issue”.

“However, it is submitted that there can be no peace without justice,” the petition said.

A five-judge bench led by former chief justice Ranjan Gogoi had last month cleared the construction of Ram Mandir in its verdict in favor of Ram Lalla Virajman. The constitution bench had also directed the Centre to allocate five-acre land to the Sunni Central Waqf Board in Ayodhya to compensate them for the wrongs committed including 1992 demolition of the mosque.

The Sunni Board, which was awarded the land, has decided against filing an appeal against the verdict. It has, however, put off a decision on accepting the land and has declared that the board will discuss this part of the ruling only after the government makes an offer.

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