New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board, one of the main litigants in the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid case, on Saturday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict and said that it will not challenge the ruling.

Zufar Faruqui, Chairman of UP Sunni Central Waqf Board, released a statement clarifying the organsation’s stand.

“We welcome and humbly accept the verdict of Honourable Supreme Court. I, as a chairman of UP Sunni Central Waqf Board (UPSCWB) will not go in any review of the apex court’s order or file any curative petition, hence any statement in this regard by any individual, lawyer or organisation which mentions that UP Sunni Central Waqf Board will go in review is not in our line,” the statement read.   

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In his initial reaction soon after the judgement, the Board's counsel Zafaryab Jilani had said in Delhi, "The Ayodhya verdict has a lot of contradictions. We will seek a review as we are not satisfied with the verdict."

Talking to PTI on phone later, Jilani, however, clarified that the press conference was organised by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and he had reacted as its secretary and not as the counsel for the Sunni Waqf Board.

The Board had last month proposed withdrawing claim on the disputed land with some conditions in the national interest.

The Supreme Court, in a unanimous verdict on Saturday, paved the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, and directed the Centre to allot a 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque.

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta