UP Shia Waqf Board asks for Ram Mandir construction in Supreme Court

Henrietta Brewer
August 8, 2017

Speaking on the issue, Zafaryab Jilani of the Babri Masjid Action Committee on Shia Waqf Board said "this is just an appeal, this affidavit has no value in law".

On March 22, 2016, a Bench led by then Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur said that Dr. Swamy's plea to "rebuild" the Ram temple would be sent to the appropriate Bench dealing with the Ramjanmabhoomi title dispute appeals.

It must be recalled that the Babri case is being represented by both the Sunni and Shia Waqf Boards from the Muslim side.

Shia Central Waqf Board files an SLP challenging a 1946 judgement pertaining to the babri masjid matter.

Referring to 1,620 inscriptions, which were found on the disputed site, the Shia Board said that it proved beyond doubt that Babri Masjid was built by Mir Baqi, a Shia, who created a Shia Waqf. The group should also include nominees from the Prime Minister's Office and the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's Office, it said.

The court suggested that if required, a principal mediator can be chosen by the court to settle the issue.

The High Court had divided the disputed land equally between "Ram Lalla", the Nirmohi Akhara and the Sunni Wakf Board.

The decision to stake claim was taken during the two-day meeting of the Shia Waqf Board which ended in Lucknow recently.

The Board alleged that previous Shia and Sunni Waqf Boards worked in tandem and willfully lost the case.

Supreme Court has constituted a three-judge bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra to hear petitions in the Ayodhya land dispute case.

The dispute over the ownership of the 2.7 acres of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land has raged on for decades.

The court will hear the land dispute on August 11.

He had also said that a separate petition had earlier been filed by him seeking enforcement of his right to worship without much hassle at the site.

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