Mir Ayoob Ali Khan
Hyderabad: Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani,
Hyderabad-based Spokesperson and Secretary of All Indian Muslim Personal Board,
told siasat.com over phone, “It is the responsibility of every citizen of India
to respect the Supreme Court judgement (on Babri Masjid).”
“We accept the verdict and abide by the law. However,
a meeting of the Board will be called for soon where the question for going on
appeal against the judgement would also be discussed,” he said.
Maulana Rahmani who is visiting Darbhanga district in
Bihar said that the Board did not lag behind in any effort to handle the case. In
a way he was countering the view in certain sections of the Muslim society that
the Board did not handle the case as it should have been from the beginning.
He was happy over the Supreme Court’s observation that
Babri Mosque was not built by demolishing a temple.
Asma Zehra, Member of the AIMPB, said that all members
of the board would abide by Board’s acceptance of the Supreme Court judgement.
Senior advocate and President of All India Majlis Tameer-e-Millat
Jaleel Ahmed, concurred with Maulana Rahmani and appealed all Indians to
maintain calm “in these testing times.”
Jaleel Ahmed said, “We accept the verdict as it was
agreed upon all Muslim organizations to accept the decision of the Supreme
Court, whichever way it went.”
At the same time he said that the community felt disappointed
over the verdict as it has been based on inconclusive findings of the Archeological
Survey of India.
He believed that the judgement has safeguards for
future protection of historic Muslim mosques and shrines. “We get sense of it
by the Supreme Court’s strong condemnation of the Babri Masjid demolition and the
placement of idols within it,” he added.
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