Executive committee of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB)
is meeting October 16 in Lucknow to deliberate on the
recommendations of its legal committee to approach the Supreme
Court against the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ayodhya
The 51-member committee and some special invitees like former
Justice Sagir Ahmed and chairman of the Sunni Central Waqf Board
Zafar Ahmed Farooqui, would discuss in detail the high court
verdict as well as the recommendations made in its light by the
legal committee of the body at its meeting held earlier this month
in Delhi, sources in the board said.
Meanwhile, given the fact that the
Muslim leadership is divided over the acceptance of the Allahabad
High Court verdict on Babri dispute and negotiations with Hindu
groups, a hardliner-moderate clash is expected in tomorrow’s
The clash between the members is
expected on the issue of initiating a dialogue with the Hindu
groups and also over a view by few members of the Board who favor
acceptance of the HC verdict.
Majority of the board members,
according to the sources, favor approaching the SC at this stage.
Some prominent community faces from outside the Board are also of
the same view. They include Jama Masjid Imam Ahmad Bukhari, and
Asaduddin Owaisi, MP and leader of All India Majlis
Interestingly, contrary to the general perception that only Muslims are
dissatisfied with the Ayodhya verdict, the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM)
too has expressed dissatisfaction over the verdict and declared to
challenge it before the apex court.
The Mahasabha has also filed a caveat in the
Supreme Court on October 12 to forestall any order on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri
Masjid title suit without giving it a hearing.