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Sep 30, 2010 at 07:53pm IST

Wakf board to move SC against HC verdict

Lucknow: The Sunni Wakf Board said Thursday it will move the Supreme Court against the Allahabad High Court order dividing the disputed land in Ayodhya among three parties and said they were not going to surrender it.

"We will appeal against the division of disputed land among three parties," Board lawyer Zafaryab Jilani told reporters here. "HC's formula of one-third land is not acceptable to the Waqf Board and it will appeal against it in the apex court," he said.

He said they were not going to surrender the land. However, he said, the Sunni Board is open to any negotiated settlement on the issue if such a proposal for negotiations for a settlement came to it.

Sunni Wakf board to move SC against HC verdict

The Board says it is against dividing the land among three parties and is not going to surrender it.

"Talks can happen if a proposal comes," he said.

Findings of Allahabad High Court

It is established that the property in suit is the site of Janambhumi of Ram and Hindus in general had the right to worship.

It is also established that Hindus have been worshipping the place in dispute as birthplace and visiting it as a sacred place of worship since time immemorial.

It is proved that the outer courtyard was in exclusive possession of Hindus and they were worshipping throughout and in the inner courtyard.

It is also established that the disputed structure cannot be treated as a mosque as it came into existence against the tenets of Islam.

The disputed structure was constructed on the site of old structure after demolition of the same. The ASI has proved the structure was a massive Hindu religious structure.

The disputed structure was built by Babar, the year is not certain but it was built against the tenets of Islam. Thus it cannot have the character of a mosque.

The disputed site is the birthplace or lord Ram. Place of birth is a juristic person and is a deity. It is personified as the spirit of divine worshipped as birth place of Ram as a child.

(With inputs from PTI)