AIMPLB to appeal against Ayodhya Verdict

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Lucknow, Oct 17 (ANI): The All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has decided to move to the Supreme Court to challenge the verdict of the Allahabad High Court on the Ayodhya title issue.

The executive committee of the AIMPLB, which met at 'Nadwatul Uloom' here on Saturday, said the verdict delivered last month by the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court contained many infirmities and so an appeal in the apex court was necessary.

The 51-member committee, which discussed in detail the High Court judgement, however, said it was ready to consider any proposal for a negotiated settlement to the 60-year-old dispute if it was in keeping with the Constitution, Shariat and upholds the dignity of Muslims.

"The All-India Muslim Personal Law Board has unanimously decided to approach the apex court," said AIMPLB Assistant General Secretary M A Rahim Qureshi, and Legal Cell Convenor Y H Muchala.

A key party in the title suit Nirmohi Akhara has also announced that it would challenge the verdict in the apex court to divide the disputed site into three parts between the Akhara, Ram Lalla and the Sunni Waqf board.

The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court had earlier on September 30 ruled by majority that the disputed land in Ayodhya be divided into three parts.

The High Court bench decided to divide the disputed 2.7 acres of land into three parts, with each of the three parties to the suit getting a part of it.

The ownership of the disputed land has been divided as follows:(1) Ram Lalla, 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.

Meanwhile, there will be a status quo in Ayodhya for three months during which a petition can be filed. (ANI)

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