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Sunni Waqf Board to challenge Ayodhya verdict in Supreme Court

Lucknow, Thu, 30 Sep 2010 ANI

Lucknow, Sep.30 (ANI): Expressing its dissatisfaction with Ayodhya verdict, as pronounced today by the Allahabad High Court's Lucknow Bench, the Sunni Waqf Board has decided to appeal in the Supreme Court against the Ayodhya verdict delivered today in Lucknow.


The Waqf board, one of the main litigants, on Thursday said it didn't agree with today's decision.


"High Court's formula of one-third land is not acceptable to the Waqf Board and it will appeal against it in the apex court," said Zafaryab Jilani who represented the Waqf Board in court.


Jilani said that the Sunni Board is open to any negotiated settlement on the issue.


Jilani said the Board has time to appeal in the Supreme Court as the judgement orders status quo for the next 90 days.


"The Board will move the apex court after a meeting of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board. We are not in hurry as we have 90 days' time to appeal as a matter of right," Jilani was quoted by NDTV as saying.


The Allahabad High Court has ruled that the disputed land should be divided three ways.


The land has been divided between the Hindus and the Muslims (one-third for the Waqf Board, a third for Ram Lalla Virajman, and a third for the Nirmohi Akhara). The judgement says that the disputed site is the birthplace of Lord Ram and that the portion below the central dome under which idols are placed is allotted to Hindus.(ANI)


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