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Sunni Wakf Board moves SC

delhi Updated: Dec 15, 2010 01:24 IST
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Sunni Waqf Board

The Sunni Waqf Board has challenged the Allahabad High Court verdict on the Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid title suits dividing the disputed area into three parts of 2.77 acres each.

In its appeal, the Board said the judgment is based on faith and not evidence. It added the division among Muslims, Hindus and Nirmohi Akhara was not acceptable to the Sunni Waqf Board. The petition read: "We have challenged the verdict of the High Court on the ground that it has committed an error in holding that the building was at the place of birth of Ram."

It claimed the court had come to this conclusion in the absence of any evidence to prove the existence of a temple or a demolition around 1528 AD.

The Board added it was not possible to adduce evidence under the law to prove that the mosque site was the birth place of Lord Rama, especially when it is claimed that he was born more than 9 lakh years ago. Even the ASI report does not give any signs of a demolition, the appeal stated.

A three-judge bench of the HC had on September 30 delivered three separate judgments on the title suit.

The majority verdict held that the area covered by the central dome of the three-domed structure, where the idol of Lord Rama is situated, was the birth place of Ram Lala and belonged to Hindus. While two judges were of the view that the entire disputed land be divided into three equal parts, one of the judges had held that the entire disputed area belonged to Hindus.