SC Verdict on Babri Site Unjust and in Disregard to Truth: Jamiat Ulama Hind

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Jamiat National General Secretary Maulana Mahmood Madani has termed the Ayodhya verdict as a discrimination against a particular community. — File photo

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NEW DELHI — Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (M) reacted sharply on the SC verdict on Babri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi land title suit on Sunday and called the ruling as unjust and in utter disregard to truth and evidence.

Maulana Mahmood Madani, General Secretary of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH), while expressing strong disagreement with Supreme Court verdict, termed the ruling unjust and utter disregard to the truth and evidence.

Maulana Mahmood said the honourable five judges of the apex court have admitted in the ruling that the placing of idols and destruction of Babri Masjid were serious violations of the rule of law. He expressed shock as to how the Supreme Court bench gave the Babri land to those who had committed such crimes.

This amounts to a clear discrimination against a particular community which was not expected of the highest court, Maulana Mahmood said adding the judgment has shaken the faith of the minorities in the judiciary.

Maulana Madani invoked that when the country got freedom and our Constitution came into being, there was Babri mosque on the site. People had seen for generations that there was a masjid there and namaz was being offered there. It was the Supreme Court’s responsibility to protect the rights of Muslims, their freedom of religion as guaranteed in the Constitution. That too includes their right to worship in the Babri mosque.

In a press statement, Maulana Madani also cited the post-verdict statement of Retired Supreme Court Judge AK Ganguly who called the judgment perplexed and little difficult for him to understand.

Madani said the current verdict of the Supreme Court and the situation of the country is a testing time for Muslims and other justice-loving citizens.

He, however, appealed to the Muslim community to exercise patience and restraint and hold fast to the rope of Allah in the prevailing situation in our country and be prepared to face more challenging situation ahead.

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