SC’s verdict in Ayodhya case will be based on “evidence and not faith: Maulana  Arshad Madani

Maulana Arshad Madani

By Muslim Mirror Staff

New Delhi: Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid case is “not just a land dispute case” but a “test case of the supremacy of the law,” said  Maulana  Madani the head of  Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind  (A) while addressing a  press conference at Delhi’s Constitution Club.

“ The Supreme Court’s verdict in the case will be based on “evidence and not faith.The mosque is not for anyone to give away. It will remain a mosque till the Day of Judgment. If the court, in its verdict, says that the mosque should be built elsewhere, we wouldn’t consider it a victory — but we will accept whatever the verdict is,” he added.

The judgment on the case is expected next week, when Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi retires.

Appealing for Hindu-Muslim unity, the prominent Muslim body’s chief  said that the organisation will respect the apex court’s verdict in the matter.

Mr Madani, along with other religious leaders from the Muslim community and prominent Muslims influencers from various fields, had on Tuesday held a meeting with the RSS leaders at Union minister for minority affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s residence over the apex court’s impending verdict.

Madani said the Muslim side has always maintained that they will accept the court’s verdict. “We could have also taken to the streets in protest, but we never did. Hindu-Muslim solidarity and peaceful relationship is of utmost importance,” he added.

Hitting out at Union Home Minister Amit Shah for his comments on the National Register of Citizens and the Citizenship Amendment Bill, Madani said Shah’s stance completely contradicts Bhagwat’s opinions.

Denouncing mob lynching incidents, Madani launched a scathing attack on the BJP for not doing anything about it.

“Whichever states have a BJP government, those states don’t have a law against mob lynching to date. Only non-BJP states like MP, Rajasthan and West Bengal etc have formulated a law against mob lynching,” he asserted.

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