NEW DELHI — The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), a body for the protection of Muslim personal law in India, has made up its mind to file the review petition challenging the Ayodhya verdict in the Supreme Court. The board will file the review petition in the first week of December. The petitioners have to file the review within 30 day limit ending on December 9.
The members of the board arrived at the decision after multiple delibrations in meetings involving arguments and disagreements.
"Exercising our constitutional right, we are going to file a review petition in the #Babrimasjidcase during the first week of December. Sunni Waqf Board's decision not to pursue the case won't legally affect us. All Muslim organizations are on the same page" @Zafaryab_Jilani:
— All India Muslim Personal Law Board (@AIMPLB_Official) November 27, 2019
The disagreements emanated from the view that there is not much chance for reversal of the decision as the Court has invoked special powers under article 142 to pass the verdict. The Sunni Waqf Board of the Uttar Pradesh state has decided not to go for review petition.
However, AIMPLB have decided to use all the legal options available to get relief.
The outcome of the review petition depends on whether the petition is accepted by the apex court. “If our review petition is accepted then we are sure we will be able to convince the honorable judges with our arguments,” SQR Ilyas, member of AIMPLB told Caravan Daily. “There are many apparent errors in the judgement that we will point out in the court,” he said.
On the 9th of November, the Supreme Court of India, in its unanimous verdict, cleared the way for construction of Ram temple at the site in Ayodhya town where a mosque stood for centuries before it was demolished by mobsters led by right wing political leaders in December 1992.
The supreme court observed that the actions of the mob to demolish the mosque was illegal.
Most of the Muslim groups and prominent voices in the civil society have disagreed with the verdict even as the community leaders said that they honour the decision of the apex court.