New Delhi, Mar 21: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi virtually rejected an out-of-court settlement of the Ayodhya dispute as suggested by the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Asaduddin Owaisi urged the Supreme Court to start daily hearing in the Babri Masjid-Ramjanmbhoomi disputed site case and hoped that the apex court would also decide the other cases pending since the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992.
In a series of tweets, Asaduddin Owaisi said the Babri Masjid-Ramjanmbhoomi disputed site case was about title. “Please remember Babri Masjid case is about title which the Allahabad High Court wrongly decided as a Partnership case. Hence the appeal in apex court,” Owaisi tweeted after the Supreme Court observed that the amicable settlement of the Ayodhya Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute was a better course than on insisting on judicial pronouncement.
“I hope Supreme Court decides the contempt petition pending since 1992,” Asaduddin Owaisi tweeted. “Waiting to hear about whether conspiracy charges will be held against (BJP leaders L.K.) Advani, (Murli Manohar) Joshi, Uma Bharti in Babri demolition case,” he wrote further.
Asaduddin Owaisi is a member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), which had challenged in the Supreme Court the 2010 verdict of the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court. The Allahabad High Court had directed that the 2.77-acre disputed land be divided in three parts – two parts to Hindu organisations and the remaining to the Muslims.
While the AIMPLB termed the Allahabad High Court verdict as “unacceptable”, the Supreme Court had on May 9, 2011 stayed the judgment describing it as “strange and surprising”.