Expressing disappointment over the Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case, the Popular Front of India (PFI) said it would stand with the All India Muslim Personal Law board (AIMPLB) and UP Sunni Waqf Board in their future struggle for restoration of justice.
Terming the verdict as ‘unfair,’ he said the apex court has handed over the Babri Masjid land for construction of a temple and the Muslims were allowed to build Masjid in an alternate land to be allotted to them.
“The apex court has reiterated the facts that Masjid was not constructed after demolishing any temple and agreed that the placing of idols in the Masjid in 1949 and demolition the of the Masjid in 1992 were violations of law,” he said.
“However, unfortunately, contrary to these approved facts, the entire land of the demolished Masjid was handed over for temple construction. The court direction to give alternate land to Muslims for Masjid was insignificant and bears no justice,” Ismail said and added that the PFI apprehend that the judgment has serious repercussions not only on the minority rights, but also on the very founding principles as enshrined in the Indian Constitution.