The All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) may consider the need to challenge the CBI court’s verdict in the Babri Masjid demolition case in which all 32 accused, including the likes of BJP veterans LK Advani, MM Joshi and others, have been acquitted.
The All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) is considering the need to challenge the CBI court’s verdict in the Babri Masjid demolition case in which all 32 accused, including the likes of BJP veterans LK Advani, MM Joshi and others, have been acquitted.
AIMPLB member Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali on Wednesday said organisations representing the Muslim community will come together to decide whether they need to challenge the CBI court’s verdict in the Babri mosque demolition case, or not.
On Wednesday, the CBI court acquitted all 32 accused, including former Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani, ex-Union minister Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and former UP chief minister Kalyan Singh, 28 years after the demolition that shaped the future decades.
Refusing to comment on the acquittal of all accused, Mahali said, “I don’t have anything to say on the verdict. Everybody knows how the Babri mosque was sacrificed on December 6, 1992 in Ayodhya and how all rules were flouted.”
After the verdict, AIMPLB also expressed shock in a statement issued by its general secretary Syed Mohammad Wali Rahmani on Wednesday.
Questioning the CBI verdict on the Babri Masjid demolition case, AIMPLB member Rahmani asked if it was an “outside force” that brought down the mosque.
In its verdict on the Ramjanmabhoomi land dispute case on November 9 last year, the Supreme Court had said Muslims were wrongly deprived of their mosque, Mahali said, adding that the demolition of the masjid was an illegal act.
“It is for the court to decide if anyone is guilty or not. Now, Muslim organisations will sit together and decide if an appeal is to be made against it; whether there would be any benefit in filing an appeal or not, only time will tell,” Mahali said.
Mahali said Muslims in the country have always honoured court verdicts and will continue to do so.
Source: India Today