Review petition: Sunni Waqf Board to hold crucial meeting today

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board, an original litigant in the Ayodhya dispute from Muslim side, will today hold a meeting in Lucknow. It would take a call on whether to file a review petition against the Supreme Court verdict. The matter of accepting or rejecting the 5-acre alternative land for mosque as directed by the apex court will also be discussed.

While some members were in favour of filing the petition, Sunni Central Waqf Board chairman Zufar Ahmad Faruqi had categorically said that the Sunni Central Waqf Board would not file a review petition against the order.

Though Faruqi maintained that there was no dispute within the Board over filing of review petition, it came to light that two of the eight members of the Sunni Waqf Board, legal advisor Abdul Razzaq Khan and lawyer Imran Mabood Khan are in favour of filing the review petition.

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However, according to TOI, board member Imran Mabood Khan expressed his inability to attend the Board meeting due to health reasons. He said he has been diagnosed with dengue.

In a unanimous verdict, the Supreme Court on November 9, directed the Centre to allot a five-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque while paving the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.

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