JUH forms committee to decide about review petition on Ayodhya

New Delhi: In order to look into the pros and cons of filing a review petition following Supreme Court’s Ayodhya verdict, Jamiat Ulama-i Hind has formed a five-member committee which will give its report in four days.

Calling the verdict “baffling”, Jamiat president Maulana Arshad Madani on Thursday said it is the prerogative of the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Wakf Board to take a call on whether to accept 5 acres land. The Supreme Court in its verdict directed the government to give 5-acre land for building a mosque. However, the Jamiat working committee is of the opinion that Sunni Waqf Board should spurn the offer since there was no need for such “charity”.

Following the Jamiat meeting on the issue, Maulana Madani said: “Once a mosque is built, it remains a mosque till the end of time. So Babri Masjid is, was, and will remain a mosque. However, if the Supreme Court had said that Babri Masjid had been built after demolishing a temple, we would have forfeited our claim. Also, if we do not have a claim, why give us land at all? That is why this is a baffling verdict from the Supreme Court.” Indian Express reported.

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The committee comprises of Maulana Arshad Madani, Maulana Asjad Madani, Maulana Fazlur Rahman, Maulana Habibullah and Aijaz Maqbool.

JUH will also consult legal experts on the matter.

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