Sunni Waqf Board should not accept 5-acre land: Arshad Madani

New Delhi: Head of prominent Muslim body Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (JUEH) Maulana Arshad Madani on Thursday said that the Sunni Waqf Board should not accept the five-acre plot which the Supreme Court (SC) in its Ayodhya judgment has directed the Centre to allot for a mosque.

Saying that Jamiat had asserted that the Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya case, based on evidence, will be respected by it, Maulana Arshad Madani said the judgment, however, was “beyond understanding”.

While accepting that placing idols in a mosque and demolishing it is illegal, the court gave its decision in favour of those responsible for it, he said.

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The JUEH president expressed happiness that the court has accepted that the Babri mosque was not built by demolishing a temple during Babur’s rule.

The decision on whether a review petition in the Ayodhya case should be filed, will be taken in a meeting of the working committee of the JUEH, said Maulana Arshad Madani.

Maulana Madani the head of JUEH, which was also a litigant in the case asserted “Our opinion is that the Sunni Waqf Board should not accept the land, but finally it is up to them.” Muslims don’t need land the issue is about rights not about land, he said. He maintained that according to religion, a mosque remains a mosque irrespective of ‘namaz’ is being held or not. India Today reported.

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