Delhi Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari said the matter should not be stretched further
Upon the possibility of filing a review petition against Ayodhya verdict, Delhi Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari said the matter should not be stretched further.
He said, "Muslims in the country want peace and they had already said that they would accept whatever judgment the apex court delivers," reports the Press Trust of India (PTI).
The Supreme Court in a unanimous verdict on Saturday cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya and directed the Centre to allot a 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque.
"We accept the court order and the Hindu-Muslim issue which had been going on for several years should come to an end now," Bukhari said in a press conference on Saturday.
In one of the most important and most anticipated judgments in India's history, a 5-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi put an end to the more than a century-old dispute that has torn the social fabric of the nation.
The apex court said the mosque should be constructed at a "prominent site", allotted either by the Centre or the Uttar Pradesh government, and trust should be formed within three months for the construction of the temple at the site many Hindus believe Lord Ram was born.
The site was occupied by the 16th-century Babri mosque, built by Mughal Empire's founder Babur, which was destroyed by Hindu kar sevaks on December 6, 1992.
The verdict was pronounced on 14 appeals filed in the apex court against the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment, delivered in four civil suits, that the 2.77-acre land in Ayodhya be partitioned equally among the three parties -- the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and 'Ram Lalla'.