Muslims ready to accept SC verdict on Ayodhya: Shahabuddin

Terming the Allahabad HC`sverdict on the Ayodhya title suits as extra-legal and exceeding mandate, former MP Syed Shahabuddin today said the Muslim community is ready to accept the final verdict of the Supreme Court.

Last Updated: Nov 05, 2010, 00:50 AM IST

Mumbai: Terming the Allahabad High Court`s
verdict on the Ayodhya title suits as extra-legal and
exceeding mandate, former MP Syed Shahabuddin today said the
Muslim community is ready to accept the final verdict of the
Supreme Court on the issue.

"The Muslim community is dissatisfied and shocked by the
judgement from the mythological to the legal, from hearsay
to verifiable evidence," Shahabuddin, also the President
of All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, told reporters here.
"The Supreme Court is expected to admit the appeal by
the Muslim community and direct that the status quo be
maintained till the appeal is disposed of. The Muslim
community is ready to accept the final verdict of the Supreme
Court as it is committed to the Constitution and the rule of
law," he said.

Shahabuddin said Muslims do not see any scope for
negotiations among the parties until the final verdict by the
apex court establishes the rights and status of the parties
concerned.

"It is only after the SC judicial verdict that we will
think about negotiations," he said.

Besides the plaintiffs, several other Muslim
organisations plan to appeal to SC and several NGOs of both
Hindu as well as Muslim community are also planning to
challenge particular part of the Allahabad High court
judgement as a PIL, he said.

Replying to a query that the Muslim community did not
accept the SC verdict in Shah Bano case, Shahabuddin said, "Do
not mix the two. This is a case involving Hindus and Muslims.

-PTI