Lucknow | Jagran News Desk: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) will file a review petition challenging the Supreme Court's Ayodhya verdict, said the prominent Muslim organisation leader Maulana Arshad Madani on Sunday.

“Despite the fact that we already know that our review petition will be dismissed 100 per cent, we must file a review petition. It is our right,” news agency ANI quoted Madani as saying.

AIMPLB has also decided to refuse the 5 acre alternative plot of land that the Supreme Court has asked the Centre to allot for a mosque.

The decision comes a week after the UP Sunni Central Waqf Board welcomed the Supreme Court verdict regarding the Ayodhya land dispute case and made it clear that it will not go for any review.

The decision to file a review petition was taken after the Jamiat's highest decision-making body, the working committee, gave its nod for filing the review petition following extensive deliberations involving lawyers and experts.

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Jamiat in a statement said that the panel under the chairmanship of Madani delved into the prospects of a review petition challenging the apex court verdict. It also observed that the judgment was against the Muslim parties and it was not a final judgment as the option of reviewing it is available under the Constitution of India.

The AIMPLB on Saturday had held a brainstorming session with different Muslim parties over the Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya case to decide whether to go for a review of the top court's judgement.

After the meeting, AIMPLB’s general secretary Maulana Wali Rahmani had said that the Supreme Court decision is "not understandable" and so there is a need to go for a review.

"The Board has decided to file a review petition regarding Supreme Court's verdict on Ayodhya case," ANI quoted Syed Qasim Rasool Ilyas as saying.

The Supreme Court on November 9, in an unanimous verdict, backed the construction of a Ram temple by a trust at the disputed site in Ayodhya, and ruled that an alternative five-acre plot must be found for a mosque in the Hindu holy town.

The verdict means that entire 2.77-acre disputed land has been given to Hindus for the construction of Ram Temple while Muslims have been given a 5-acre alternative land of their choice for the construction of mosque.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma