Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind files review petition in SC against Ayodhya verdict

Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind on Monday (December 2) filed a review petition in the Supreme Court against the recently pronounced Ayodhya verdict. The plea was filed by Maulana Syed Ashhad Rashidi, who is the legal heir of original Ayodhya land dispute litigant M Siddiq.

Maulana Arshad Madani, president of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, had earlier told ANI in Saharanpur, the "apex court`s verdict is beyond the understanding of many people" adding "the purpose of filing the review petition is not because it is a matter of respect, but a religious issue."

"Our lawyers, including Rajiv Dhawan, have almost drafted the petition and will be filing it within two to four days. The mosque was not built on a temple. Our religion is our duty and we will make all efforts to save it. We will respect the decision which the court will give," he said.