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Zafaryab Jilani unhappy with SC verdict; deity Ram Lalla’s lawyer welcomes it

Will seek a review: Jilani

By PTI in New Delhi

  • Published 9.11.19, 12:40 PM
  • Updated 9.11.19, 12:44 PM
The Supreme Court of India. The apex court on Saturday cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, and directed the Centre to allot a five-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque
The Supreme Court of India. The apex court on Saturday cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, and directed the Centre to allot a five-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque (File photo)

Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board’s Zafaryab Jilani on Saturday expressed dissatisfaction over the Supreme Court’s Ayodhya verdict, saying it had a lot of contradictions and the board would seek a review.

The apex court on Saturday cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, and directed the Centre to allot a five-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque.

“The Ayodhya verdict holds no value for us. We are dissatisfied with the verdict. It has lot of contradictions. We will seek a review,” senior advocate Jilani said.

After the verdict was pronounced by a five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, lawyers were seen and heard shouting “Jai Shri Ram” in the Supreme Court lawn.

Senior advocate C.S. Vaidyanathan, who was the lawyer of deity Ram Lalla in the title dispute, welcomed the judgment, saying it was a victory for the people.

“It is a very balanced judgment and it is a victory for the people of India,” he said.

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy tweeted: “Only when Lord Rama wanted, the green light for re- building the temple is being given. JaI Shri Ram.”

In one of the most important and most anticipated judgments in India’s history, the bench put an end to the more than a century-old dispute that has torn the social fabric of the nation.

The Nirmohi Akhara said it had no regrets over the Supreme Court saying that it is not a “shebait” of deity Ram Lalla.

“We have no regrets on this because we were batting for Ram Lalla. The court has accepted Ram Lalla’s side and with this, our motive was fulfilled,” Nirmohi Akhara member Mahant Dharmdas told PTI.

The court has said in its verdict in the politically sensitive case of Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya that the Nirmohi Akhara is not a shebait or devotee of the deity Ram Lalla.

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