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Jamiat filed review petition against Babri verdict

Madani sought review of the verdict on 14 counts

Jamiat filed review petition against Babri verdict

NEW DELHI: Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind on Monday filed a petition seeking review of Supreme Court’s verdict on Ayodhya title dispute case.

On November 9, a five-judge Supreme Court bench unanimously ruled in favour of Ram Lalla and said the entire disputed land spread over 2.7 acres will be handed over to a trust formed by the government, which will monitor the construction of a Ram temple at the site.

The plea filed by Jamiat chief Maulana Arshad Madani in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi case sought review of the verdict on 14 counts.

Madani, in review petition said:

“Had the Babri Masjid not been illegally demolished on December 6, 1992, execution of the order would have required destruction of an existing mosque to make space for a proposed temple… This court committed an error apparent by not awarding the disputed site to Muslim parties despite noting that the claim of Hindu parties were based on three outlining illegalities,” reported The Econonmic Times.

The verdict gave “precedence to oral testimonies of the Hindu parties vis-a-vis the contemporary documentary evidence of the Muslim parties, which resulted in incorrect application of doctrine of preponderance of probabilities”, it said.

Speaking at a press conference, Jamiat chief said:

“It is said under the law that the judgement can be reviewed within 30 days. It is our legal right. It is a religious matter. So the working committee decides to file a review petition. So, we filed our review petition today.”

“The Supreme Court’s judgement states that there is no evidence to suggest that the masjid was built or not built after destroying the temple. So when the court is saying that there is no evidence that the masjid was built by destroying the temple, so it gives a boost to the argument of ownership of masjid for Muslims. “

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