Nirmohi Akhara to challenge in SC verdict in Ayodhya case
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Last Updated: Saturday, October 16, 2010, 14:29
Lucknow: Nirmohi Akhara, one of the three claimants to the disputed site in Ayodhya, Saturday said it will challenge in the Supreme Court the Allahabad High Court verdict in the case.

Mahant Bhaskar Das of the Nirmohi Akhara, which has been involved with negotiations with other claimants since the verdict came out, also said that Muslims should clarify where they want to construct the mosque.

"If it is outside the periphery of Panchkosi parikrama, we are ready to give land, but in any case will not settle for the mosque on the janmbhoomi," he said.

Ahead of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board working committee meeting today, Das said that "in the HC verdict, we have been given land which is already under Akhara's possession. The issue of another portion for which a suit was filed is yet to be resolved. Under such circumstances we have no other option but to move the apex court".

Das, who had an hour-long closed door meeting with BJP leader Vinay Katiyar yesterday, noted that the legal committee of the All India Muslim Personal Board has recommended that the Ayodhya verdict be challenged in the Supreme Court.

The Akhara Mahant said that he was not certain whether the ongoing negotiations will yield some results.

"Though talks are on, but there is no certainty that it ill give any result," he said.

Das said the Akhara was committed towards construction of the temple and the target will be achieved with the help of the Hindu community.

"Negotiations could go on even after the case reaches the apex court. Doors for talks and discussion are always open," he said.

The Allahabad High Court had on September 30 pronounced judgment in the Ayodhya title suit, saying Hindus and Muslims were joint title holders.

The bench had ruled a three-way division of the land - one-third for the Sunni Waqf Board, one-third for the Nirmohi Akhara and one-third to the party for 'Ram Lalla'.


First Published: Saturday, October 16, 2010, 14:29

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