Published: 09th November 2019
Ayodhya verdict: No regret over SC saying it is not 'shebait' of Ram Lalla, says Nirmohi Akhara
The Supreme Court on Saturday said in its verdict that the Nirmohi Akhara suit was barred by limitations and the Akhara is not a shebait or devotee of the deity Ram Lalla
The Nirmohi Akhara has no regrets over the Supreme Court saying that it is not a 'shebait' of deity Ram Lalla, a member of the outfit said after the Ayodhya verdict on Saturday.
The apex court on Saturday cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, and directed the Centre to allot a 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque. "We have no regrets on this because we were batting for Ram Lalla. The court has accepted Ram Lalla's side and with this, our motive was fufilled," Nirmohi Akhara member Mahant Dharmdas said.
The court has said in its verdict in the politically-sensitive case of Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya that the Nirmohi Akhara is not a shebait or devotee of the deity Ram Lalla. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the Akhara's suit was barred by limitation.
The bench also comprising Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer further said that Ram Janmbhoomi is not a juristic person.
Meanwhile, Sunni Waqf Board lawyer Zafaryab Jilani said they are not satisfied with the Supreme Court verdict and will file a review petition. "We respect the judgement but we are not satisfied. The judgement is not as per our expectations," he said. "After today's order, it looks we will file a review petition. But a final decision will be taken only after consultation with our legal team," he added
"Today's observation by the Chief Justice of India will go a long way in the nation's welfare," Jilani further said. Rajiv Dhawan, the other lawyer who represented the Muslims or the Sunni Waqf Board, evaded a reply.