Reportedly the All india Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on sunday declared that it will file a review petition against the supreme court verdict on the ayodhya issue. Meanwhile the AIMPLB also decided not to accept the five acre land for the mosque at an alternative site since it is against the tenets of Islam. Furthermore senior AIMPLB member and convener of the All india babri masjid Action Committee (AIBMAC) Zafaryab Jilani said that the case had been filed in court on behalf of all muslims and the board was representing the sentiments of the community which wanted to exercise its constitutional rights and file a review petition.
Apparently Jilani said in reply to a question that senior lawyer Rajiv Dhawan would continue as their lawyer and they would try to file the petition within 30 days of the judgment, which came on november 9. Furthermore Zufar Faruqi, chairman of the UP sunni waqf board, had earlier stated that he would not file any review petition. However, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind President Arshad Madani, who attended the board meeting, told reporters that he approved of the decision to file a review petition.
He said "Though we do not have much hope and know that the petition will be dismissed, we will still file a review petition. It is our right”. Moreover UP minister Mohsin Raza, meanwhile, said that the AIMPLB was trying to derive political mileage and was also attempting to vitiate the atmosphere by holding a meeting after the verdict had been welcomed by the entire country and demanded a probe into the funding of AIMPLB.