The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has decided to oppose “bullet proofing” of sanctum sanctorum at the disputed Ramjanma Bhoomi-Babri Masjid site.
AIMPLB member Zafaryab Jilani, who is also dealing with the Babri case, told Hindustan Times here on Monday that the Central and state governments should take measures to strengthen the security but construction of any structure as envisaged in an application of Union home ministry to the Supreme Court on Monday was against the law.
Jilani said the government could not change the situation of January 7, 1993. He said the apex court too had accepted the status quo of January 7, 1993. He said the AIMPLB had passed a resolution at its meeting in April, 2005 to oppose any construction at the site.
Jilani said he had written a letter to Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav opposing the Rs 7.22 crore security plan prepared by the state government. However, now the Union government has taken up the issue with the apex court.
Jilani said as per the plan the government had decided to put up steel walls with wooden roof to provide security to the Ram Lalla site, but he said steel walls could not be a temporary structure.
The government has proposed four steel walls surrounding the sanctum sanctorum to “avoid rocket attack”. However the AIMPLB is in no mood to relent. Jilani said more security personnel could be deployed along with other security infrastructure. He said senior police officers could be entrusted with the task of overall security of the disputed area.