Lucknow: The Sunni Central Wakf Board on Tuesday decided to move the Supreme Court against the Allahabad High Court order dividing the disputed land in Ayodhya among three parties.
The Board today met and passed a resolution to this effect.
The Board had earlier said that they were not going to surrender the land.
"We will appeal against the division of disputed land among three parties," Board lawyer Zafaryab Jilani had said.
"HC``s formula of one-third land is not acceptable to the Waqf Board and it will appeal against it in the apex court," he had added.
The Board had however indicated that it was open to any negotiated settlement on the issue if such a proposal for negotiations for a settlement came to it. "Talks can happen if a proposal comes," Jilani said.
AIMPLB to discuss Ayodhya verdict on Oct 9
The All India Muslim Personal Law
Board will hold a crucial meeting on October 9 to analyse the
Allahabad High Court verdict on the Ayodhya title dispute and
decide its future course of action on the issue.
The legal committee of the AIMPLB will meet in New Delhi
to analyse the HC bench`s verdict in detail and prepare a set
of recommendations for the working committee to study.
"The recommendations will then be forwarded to the
working committee of the Board, which will meet on October 16
in Lucknow," S R Ilyas, Convenor, All India Muslim Personal
Law Board committee on Babri Masjid, told PTI.
Even as the Sunni Waqf Board decided to move to the
Supreme Court on the issue, the AIMPLB indicated that it would
not mind discussing suggestions -- that are within the
Constitution of the country and within the `shariah` -- for an
"We have received no suggestions so far, but we are
ready to discuss anything that is within shariah and within
the constitution," Ilyas said.
The meeting of the AIMPLB that comes a little over a week
after the Allahabad High Court bench judgement on the Ayodhya
title dispute will discuss the legal aspects of the verdict in
Following the verdict, the Board had expressed
disappointment over it, saying the judgement appeared to be a
balancing act by the court.
A three-judge Lucknow bench of the Allahabad HC on
September 30 ruled in favour of dividing the disputed land in
Ayodhya among three parties -- the side representing the Ram
Lalla, the Nirmohi Akhara and the Sunni Waqf Board.
With PTI inputs