AjeyoLAST UPDATED: Aug. 5, 2020, 10:13 a.m.
New Delhi: All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has questioned the decision of the Supreme Court ahead of the Ram temple foundation stone laying ceremony in Ayodhya.
On Twitter, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board said that "there is no need to break my heart".
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board wrote on Twitter, "#BabriMasjid was and always will be a mosque. #HagiaSophia is a great example for us. Reconstruction of land by unjust, oppressive, shameful and majority appeasement decisions cannot change it. Heart. No need to break. The situation does not last forever."
With this tweet, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board also issued a press release.
AIMPLB filed a review petition in November last year against the Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya case. The court also directed the central government to allot five acres of land for the construction of a mosque in Ayodhya. AIMPLB said it would not accept the alternative five acres of land. Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind (JUH) said that they opposed the decision of the Supreme Court.
AIMPLB was not a party to the case, but was accused in three cases. A review petition was filed in the judgment by Mohammad Omar Khalid, a resident of Ayodhya city, Misbahuddin, a resident of Ayodhya district and Mahfuzur Rahman, a resident of Tanda town in Ambedkarnagar district. However, all the review petitions were dismissed by the top court.
In the 136-year-old Ayodhya dispute, communal tension increased on 6 December 1992 when a mob broke the Babri Masjid. Riots broke out in many places in the country after the demolition of Babri, killing at least 2,000 people. Hindus believe that the Ayodhya site is the birthplace of Lord Rama, and a mosque was built over it in the 16th century.
In 2010, the Allahabad High Court ordered the Nirmohi Akhara, Ram Lalla and the Sunni Central Waqf Board to distribute the land equally. But five-judges of the Supreme Court led by former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi unanimously overturned the High Court's decision and gave the land to Ramlala. The Supreme Court ordered the government to set up a trust to oversee the management of the site and the construction of the temple and gave five acres of land at an alternate site for the mosque.