The Muslim body Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind has filed a review petition against the Supreme Court’s decision to greenlight the building of a temple on the former site of the Babri Masjid. 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.
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. The Sunni Waqf Board has decided against asking for a review. It is also yet to take a call on whether to accept the five-acre plot.