Muslims oppose review of Ayodhya Verdict
On the Verdict of Ayodhya Case, the court decided to order the land to the Hindu litigants, while offering an alternative plot of five acres to the Muslim litigants. The discussions between the Indian Muslims to oppose on the review of the Verdict of Ayodhya Case, about 100 eminent Muslim personalities including some film actors like Shabana Azmi and Naseeruddin Shah and some other personalities have opposed to giving challenge on the Verdict of the Supreme Court in the decades-long Ayodhya dispute, because while asserting so or keeping this Ayodhya matter alive that will not help the community in any of the ways.
The signatories of the 100 eminent Muslim personalities who are opposing the review of the Verdict, that include an Islamic scholar, social activists, lawyers, journalists, businessmen, poets, actors, filmmakers, theatre personalities, musician, students, and farmers, etc.
The Muslim personalities have given the official statement regarding the Verdict of the Ayodhya Case, stated as, “We, the undersigned, are deeply concerned over the decision of several of the Muslim litigants in the Ayodhya dispute to challenge the recent unanimous decision of a constitution bench of the Supreme Court in favor of a Ram Temple at the disputed plot.”
In the statement of the Indian Muslim personalities, they also added with their statement and said, “We share the unhappiness of the Indian Muslim community, constitutional experts & secular organizations over the fact that the highest court in the land has placed faith above law in arriving at its decision”.
Earlier in the November month 2019, the 5 Judges of the Apex Court bench led by then CJI Ranjan Gogoi, unanimously ruled in favour of Ram Lalla & said that the whole disputed land which is spread over 2.7 acres will be handed over to a trust which is formed by the Indian Government, which will monitor the construction of a Ram temple at the site.
However, the signatories of the Muslim personalities said that they agree with the Court order/verdict is “judicially flawed”. But they stated that if they agreeing that the court order is judicially flawed or by keeping/continuing the Ayodhya dispute alive or continuing with the same issues, that will harm the society and not help the Indian Muslims either. The Muslim personalities said that the mandir-masjid dispute only helps mask the real agenda of the Sangh Parivar. Which is to replace the secular-democratic republic with a Hindu Rashtra.
Further, it was also stated by the Muslim signatories to their statement, “We believe that continuation of the Ayodhya dispute in the court will only add fuel to anti-Muslim propaganda and Islamophobia, aid further communal polarization. And on the other hand, in choosing not to pursue the Ayodhya matter/ dispute further. Many Muslims were stand to gain the goodwill and empathy of the non-communal millions from the majority community in the country. This will be in the best interests of the community and of the country,” the statement of the signatories also concluded this heir statement.
By Parita Kaushik, Advocate
Associate of Law Offices of Kr. Vivek Tanwar Advocate & Associates.