Ayodhya case: Muslim bodies to file five SLPs in SC

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New Delhi, Feb 14 (PTI) Diminishing the prospects ofan out-of-court settlement of the vexed Ram Janmabhoomi-BabriMajid issue, Muslim bodies are gearing up to file five moreSpecial Leave Petitions in the Supreme Court to challenge theAllahabad High Court verdict.

Three SLPs have been filed by the All India MuslimPersonal Law Board and one by the Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind in theapex court challenging the verdict of the Lucknow Bench of theHigh Court on Ayodhya title suits.

"We have challenged the verdict by filing four SLPs inthe apex court so far. More Muslim bodies are preparing tofile five more petitions," said Dr S Q R Ilyas, convener ofthe committee on Babri Masjid for AIMPLB.

A total of nine petitions would be filed, he said.

Ruling out any possibility of a negotiated settlementof the 60-year-old dispute, he said "we will wait for finalverdict of the apex court."

On September 30 last year, the Allahabad High Courthad decreed that the 2.7 acre land comprising the disputedsite should be divided into three equal parts.

It should be given to Sunni Waqf Board, NirmohiAkhara and the party representing ''Ram Lala Virajman'' (Ramdeity).

The High Court had also ruled that the disputed siteis the birth place of Lord Rama.

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