Monday, November 15, 2010

Jamiat Ulama files appeal in SC against Ayodhya verdict

The first of the many appeals in the Ayodhya case has been filed before the Supreme Court of India. The first appeal as filed by the Jamiat Ulama I Hind who was the second plaintiff in the case moved the Supreme Court challenging the verdict of the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court.

The Sunni Waqf Board which was the main party in the case has however decided to wait another 15 days before it files its appeal. The Supreme Court may however wait another month before it hears the case finally. As per the rules all the parties still have another month’s time to file the appeal against the verdict of the High Court.

The JuH in its appeal has stated that the High Court has focused more on the circumstances and the extraneous material. Moreover it also states that the permission to perform prayers cannot change the undisputed character of the structure which finds a mention as a Mosque as per official records.

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