The 2.77-acre plot of land is considered by Hindus to be Lord Ram’s birthplace. The Babri Masjid stood on the site for centuries till it was destroyed by kar sevaks in 1992, sparking nationwide riots.
Last month the Supreme Court awarded the disputed land to the deity Ram Lalla, but gave the Sunni Waqf Board a different, five-acre plot of land within Ayodhya for a mosque.
The first review petition filed by the Muslim side in the Supreme Court, challenges 14 points & has stated that giving the disputed land in Ayodhya to Hindus tantamount to rewarding them for destruction of the Babri Masjid.
The review petition, filed by Maulana Syed Ashhad Rashidi, legal heir of original Ayodhya land dispute litigant M Siddiq, has claimed that the November 9 verdict by the top court suffers from grave errors, requiring its reconsideration.
In its request to the Supreme Court to revisit its verdict, Rashidi said the judgment by the five-judge bench had acknowledged “few of the several illegalities” committed by the Hindu Parties but “proceeded to condone the said illegal acts and awarded the disputed site to the very party which based its claims on nothing but a series of illegal acts”.
Rashidi has submitted that he was “conscious of the sensitive nature of the issue and understands the need to put a quietus to the issue”.
Although Sunni Waqf Board has said it will not seek a review of the court judgment, Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind and All India Muslim Personal Law Board have maintained they are dissatisfied with the Supreme Court judgment. Both these organisations are represented in the court through individual plaintiffs.
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board is also expected to file 2nd petition before December 9.
Besides the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) is also expected to file a review plea before December 9.
“However, it is submitted that there can be no peace without justice,” the petition said.