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AIMPLB to discuss HC verdict on Oct 16

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Lucknow, October 04, 2010
First Published: 01:16 IST(4/10/2010) | Last Updated: 03:16 IST(4/10/2010)

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has convened a meeting of its working committee in Lucknow on October 16 to review the situation arising from the High Court verdict in the Babri Masjid-Ramjanmabhoomi case.


Prior to this meeting the two committees of the board – the Babri Masjid and legal committees -- will meet in Delhi on October 9 to finalise an action plan in this matter.

Talking to HT on Sunday, AIMPLB spokesman Qasim Rasool Ilyas said the two committees would forward the suggestions to the board for discussion in Lucknow on October 16.

Sunni Central Waqf Board (SCWB) chairman Zufar Ahmad Farooqui also said the board would meet next week to take a decision on the issue. The High Court, while trifurcating 1,500 sq yards (13,450 sq feet) of land at the disputed site in Ayodhya has given one-third to the Sunni Waqf Board.

While one of the litigants, Mohammed Hashim Ansari told newsmen in Faizabad on Sunday that the Sunni Waqf Board had authorised him to talk to the Nirmohi Akhara for a settlement, board counsel Zafaryab Jilani told HT, “Nobody has authorized Mohammad Hashim Ansari in this matter and he is speaking in his individual capacity.” Jilani said Ansari did not even represent other individuals associated with the board in the title suit.

The other eight Muslims who were parties in the case are not shareholders in the land.

Jilani said the SCWB and AIMPLB would be the ones to take a final decision in this matter. Both boards are inclined to move the Supreme Court against the High Court verdict. The court, while trifurcating the land, had equally divided it among three parties – the SCWB, Nirmohi Akhara and the deity Ram Lalla Virajman (idol of infant Ram). According to the verdict, each of the three parties would get around 4,483 sq feet of land.

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