Muslim groups agree with Supreme Court’s ruling on Ayodhya

New Delhi, May 9: Indian Muslim groups like the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) Monday said they agreed with the stay on the Allahabad High Court verdict, that divided the site of the razed Babri Masjid in Ayodhya into three parts, which the Supreme Court termed as ‘strange’.

‘That it was a strange judgment, is a very important remark made by the Supreme Court. The high court judgment, which was termed as a good judgment because it tried to satisfy all parties, was questionable,’ S.Q.R. Ilyas, member of the executive council of AIMPLB, told IANS.

The Supreme Court stayed the September 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict that had divided the site of the Babri Masjid among the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhada and a Hindu party ‘Ram Lalla’.

‘By directing the partition of the disputed site, the high court has given an entirely new dimension to the case,’ the apex court said Monday.

‘It is a rare judgment whose operation has to be stayed,’ it added.

Agreeing with the apex court ruling, Abdul Hameed Nomani, secretary of Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind, a religious organisation of Indian Muslims which is also one of the petitioners in the case, said: ‘The important question before the court is whether the country should be ruled on the basis of faith or facts.’

‘I don’t want to comment more on the case since the matter is in court,’ he added.