Muslim Personal Board optimistic of SC ruling in Babri Masjid favour

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LUCKNOW: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Saturday expressed optimism about the Supreme Court’s judgment in favour of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya claiming such “a judgment for Muslim cause will be based on right, fair play and justice.”
The board, which held its working committee meeting at Lucknow’s Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama on the day, also reiterated its stance that land dedicated to a mosque cannot be altered, changed or transferred in any manner as it is not permitted under Shariat.
Holding the meeting under the chairmanship of Maulana Rabey Hasani Nadwi, the board further clarified that while no Muslim can surrender or transfer such a waqf land, the submission of Muslims is based on historical facts and evidence that Babri Masjid was constructed without demolishing any temple or any other place of worship.
“Several proposals were mooted for mediation in the Ayodhya dispute and AIMPLB participated in those completely. But it is clear now that there is no possibility of mediation or reconciliation. Since legal proceedings are in the final stage, there is no possibility of any mediation now,” said the press statement issued by the board after its day-long meeting in Lucknow.
Expressing satisfaction on the way facts from the Muslim side were presented in court by all of the counsels, the board expressed its optimism towards a favourable court verdict.
“The AIMPLB expressed its optimism that the SC will pronounce judgment in favour of Muslim cause which will be based on right, fair play and justice,” the official statement said.
It also said that the Ayodhya dispute is a test case for basic values of secularism enshrined in the Constitution. “Ultimate judgment of the apex court will align with the rule of law and basic value of the Constitution,” the board said.
The working committee also held deliberations on Uniform Civil Code (UCC) calling the concept a “threat to diversity.”
“Any attempts made to destroy this diversity either through court or legislative measures, it will be the board’s duty to oppose it democratically and peacefully,” the board said.
Not only will UCC affect Muslims, the board said, but also the cultural and social rights of tribals and other religious minorities.
“The board demands that the courts of the day whether central or provincial should abstain from this anti-national activity,” it said.
The members also decided to challenge the constitutionality of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriages) Act 2019. Far from protecting rights of Muslim women and children in marriage, the board claimed, the Act will destroy marriages and render the Muslim women destitute.

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