Muslim board assails CBI on Babri masjid issue
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Sunday assailed the CBI for adopting dilly-dallying tactics in Babri Masjid demolition case. The board has also expressed its displeasure over controversial Central Waqf Bill 2010, reports HT Correspondent.india Updated: Jun 06, 2010 20:38 IST
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Sunday assailed the CBI for adopting dilly-dallying tactics in Babri Masjid demolition case. The board has also expressed its displeasure over controversial Central Waqf Bill 2010.
The executive committee of the board at its meeting in Aurangabad on Sunday criticized the CBI for not properly tackling the Babri Masjid case. Taking cognizance of High Court decision on May 21 letting off senior BJP leaders, including LK Advani, in the case the board has asked the Congress-led UPA government to direct the CBI to move Supreme Court in the matter. The High Court upheld the Lucknow CBI court order dropping criminal proceedings against these leaders.
“The Board is quite unhappy with the CBI”, senior advocate and executive committee member Zafaryab Jilani told Hindustan Times over phone from Aurangabad. Jilani said the board was of the view that CBI was not taking proper interest in the case and the probe agency had thus failed to expedite the issue in the court. He said the central government had been asked to properly look into the issue.
Jilani also asked the state government to issue fresh notification clubbing two demolition cases pending in Rai Bareli and Lucknow. While conspiracy case involving BJP leaders is pending in special court Rai Bareli, demolition case against Karsevaks is held up in Lucknow court.
The board has also flayed the centre for rushing through Waqf Bill 2010 in the Lok Sabha without taking the objections raised by Muslim MPs. The Bill is now pending in Upper House. Jilani said even the AIMPLB had also sent a memorandum suggesting some amendments but there was no response from the UPA government. Jilani said the Bill was against the interest of the community in which the powers Mutawalli (care-taker) of Waqf properties would be eroded and properties given by Hindus to Wafq boards would not be considered as Muslim Auqaf.
In this connection the AIMPLB legal committee will be meeting in later this month in Delhi to chalk out an action plan. Jilani further said that a committee under the chairmanship of Maulana Wali Rahmani had also been constituted to prepare case against compulsory education Bill. Jilani said minority educational institutions and Madarsas should be excluded from the bill. AIMPLB chairman Maulana Rabe Hasani Nadvi presided over one-day meeting.
First Published: Jun 06, 2010 20:36 IST