The politically sensitive Aydhoyha dispute came to rest on November 9, with the supreme court hammering its much-awaited judgment on the same. The apex court awarded 2.77-acre of land to the Hindus and an alternate 5-acre of land to the Muslims in Uttar Pradesh.
The apex court also instructed the centre to form a board of trustees within three months, which will foresee the construction of the Temple in Ayodhya.
The cleverly played move by the SC cuts Vishva Hindu Parishad’s role in building the temple. For the unknown, VHP is responsible for downing the Babri Masjid in 1992, going against the Supreme court’s order.
Sunni Waqf Board Won’t Seek Review
The decision by the five-member constitutional bench of the Supreme Court surely made many happy and also raised a few eyebrows, especially from the Muslim side. And although the Muslim side had said they aren’t satisfied with the decision. However, despite the displeasure, Mulism leaders didn’t seek a review on the Supreme Court verdict.
Soon after the verdict, Zafar Farooqui, the chairperson of Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board, clarified they will not file a review. When asked why? Farooqui gave two reasons behind the same.
“First, it had been our clear stand from day one that we would abide by SC’s verdict. Second, this issue has created a deep divide in our society over the years. Going for a review could have meant vitiating the atmosphere again,” Farooqui told NDTV.
Don’t Know About Other Parties – Farooqui
While on behalf of Sunni Central Waqf Board, Farooqui had said that they won’t opt For Ayodhya Verdict Review, he further added that he can’t speak for other parties.
“The Sunni Waqf Board decided to not go for a review and gave me the power to deal with the issue. However, the other stakeholders — including the All India Muslim Personal Law Board — are free to take their own decisions,” he added.