The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected all 18 petitions seeking review of its landmark verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute case. A five-member bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde heard the all the petitions.
The petitioners included the All India Muslims Personal Law Board and the Nirmohi Akhara. Moreover, as many as 40 civil rights activists, were declined the permission to file the review petition by the court.
Reacting to the development, All India Muslim Personal Law Board member, Zafaryab Jilani said: “It is unfortunate that Supreme Court has not entertained our review petitions. We cannot say what should be our next step, we will consult our senior counsel Rajeev Dhavan.”
Zafaryab Jilani, All India Muslim Personal Law Board on SC dismisses all review petitions in #Ayodhya case judgment: It is unfortunate that SC has not entertained our review petitions. We cannot say what should be our next step , we will consult our senior counsel Rajeev Dhavan. pic.twitter.com/OaZrcFmjiA
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In its landmark verdict on November 9, a five-member bench, headed by then Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, delivered a unanimous verdict that gave all 2.77 acres of disputed Ayodhya land to a trust that will be formed within 2-3 months by the government.
The apex court also directed the Centre to provide the Sunni Waqf Board five acres of land, in a “suitable and prominent” place in Ayodhya to build a mosque.