Islamabad, Oct 1 (ANI): Political parties in Pakistan have strongly condemned the Allahabad High Court judgment on the Babri mosque standoff, terming it biased, prejudicial, sheer violation of human rights and a terrible miscarriage of justice.
"The verdict based on prejudice has hurt the feelings of Muslims across the world," the Daily Times quoted Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl Spokesman Maulana Amjad Khan, as saying.
Observing it as the second worst verdict in the recent times after Dr Aafia's 86 years imprisonment sentence by the US court of law, he termed the judgment biased, unjust, violation of human rights, and one which exposed the secular face of India.
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader Senator Khurshid Ahmed, terming the judgment unfair and a 'terrible miscarriage of justice,' observed that the court, in its 'politicised judgment,' relied on the myth and ignored even an Indian geologist's findings that the site had no relationship with the birthplace of Hindu god Lord Ram. He expressed his sympathies for the Indian Muslims on the issue.
The ruling was 'totally in favour of the Hindu community,' said Pakistan Minister for Religious Affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi, adding, "The court cited Babri Mosque as a birth place of Ram and recommended a little piece of place for Muslims like a donation."
Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid Senator Tariq Azeem said it was "more of a political than legal" judgment, noting that the court had tried to appease all the three parties. He hoped that the Indian Supreme Court would decide the matter on merit instead of settling it on a political basis.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) central leader Ahsan Iqbal also hoped that the Indian Supreme Court would decide the issue on merit. "We will have to wait and see as the aggrieved party has the right to appeal," he said, adding that his party gave respect to the judgment of the courts.
The Allahabad High Court has divided the ownership of the disputed land in the following manner: (1) Ram Lala, the birthplace of Lord Ram, given to Lord Ram (2) Sita Rasoi and Ram Chabootra to Nirmohi Akhara and (3) The remaining part to be given to the Sunni Waqf Board. (ANI)