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  • Four separate fresh review petitions have been filed by Maulana Mufti Hasbullah, Mohd Umar, Maulana Mahfoozur Rehman and Mishbahuddin, who were party to the earlier litigation.

    “I feel the people who want to go for a review are doing this just to do politics and remain in the media spotlight. They are not exercising a legal right but pursuing a personal agenda,” Iqbal Ansari, whose later father Mohd Hashim Ansari was one of the oldest litigants, told ET from Ayodhya.

    The Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board Wednesday said it would ask the government to give it the five-acre plot that the Supreme Court said should be allotted for building a mosque, if the the Sunni board rejects the offer.

    In an important meeting of the board, attended by seven of the eight members, it was decided not to file a review petition against the apex court's decision. Six members present were of the view that review petition should not be filed, Board chairman Zufar Farooqi said.

    The Sunni Central Waqf Board on Tuesday decided that it will not file a review petition against the Supreme Court's verdict on the Ayodhya d...

    Muslim body chairman Zufar Farooqi said members can discuss the issue of Ayodhya case review petition in their November 26 meeting. "I have been authorised to take a decision on behalf of the board but if any member has objection to it, he can raise it in the meeting," Farooqui said. The Board will take a decision on whether to accept land or not.

    Chairman of the board Zufar Ahmad Farooqui said the UP Sunni Central Waqf Board has sought legal opinion on how to implement the Supreme Court’s order granting five acres of land to the board for building a mosque in Ayodhya as there’s no unanimity among the Muslim community on the issue.

    "The Shia Central Waqf Board welcomes the Supreme Court decision and congratulates the countrymen, especially those who fought the legal battle in a dignified manner," board chairman Waseem Rizvi said in a statement. The apex court had dismissed the appeal of the Shia Waqf Board and held that the land belongs to the government as per revenue records.

    While there can be various interpretations of evidence, the Supreme Court's role, while assessing the evidence in this kind of matter, is also that larger public interest is taken into consideration and substantial justice is delivered. "It's a verdict which should bring about peace and harmony among various interested parties in the matter."

    The apex court directed the Centre to allot a 5-acre plot at an alternative place to the Sunni Waqf Board, one of the parties in the decades long contentious dispute, for building a mosque. "We will not challenge the court verdict from our side," he said, adding that "we are very happy with the decision."

    A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi gave a unanimous verdict dismissing the Shia Waqf Board's appeal in the case over the disputed structure. It said the disputed land was government land in the revenue records.

    BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj has said that it was on December 6, 1992, that the disputed Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid structure was demolished, and he feels that the decision will be in favor of the temple so the construction should start on December 6.

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