Ayodhya verdict: Sunni Waqf board to move Supreme Court

The Sunni Wakf Board today moved the Supreme Court challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict on the Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid title suits, contending that the judgement is based on faith and not on evidence. The Board submitted in the appeal that the judgement dividing the 2.77 acres of disputed land into three parts among Muslims, Hindus and Nirmohi Akhara is not acceptable to it. “We have challenged the verdict of the High Court on the ground that the High Court has committed an error in holding that the building was at the place of birth of Ram,” the Board said in its petition.
The title dispute on Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid structure has already reached the Supreme Court with Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) challenging the Allahabad High Court’s verdict and Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha filing a caveat to pre-empt any ex-parte order on the Ayodhya title dispute. Challenging the verdict of the High Court’s Lucknow bench, the JUH too had submitted in the appeal that the judgement is based on faith and not on evidence. “It is humbly submitted that the mosque was illegally demolished. However, the ruins still exist. The foundation of the mosque is still intact. Title would not extinguish by demolishing the mosque. “Therefore, it was incumbent on the court to uphold the rule of law and not to validate an illegal act,” the appeal filed by Anis Suhrawady of JuH had said.