Top court is supreme, but not infallible: Owaisi on Ayodhya verdict

Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM, Ayodhya verdict
Owaisi said he was not satisfied with the Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case | Photo: Twitter/ANI

Hours after the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the construction of a temple of Lord Ram in the disputed landed in Ayodhya, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday (Nobember 9) expressed his dissatisfaction with the judgement saying that the top court was “supreme” but not “infallible”.

“Not satisfied with the verdict. Supreme Court is indeed supreme but not infallible. We have full faith in the constitution. We were fighting for our right. We don’t need five acre land as donation. We should reject this five acre land offer. Don’t patronize us,” he told the media after the verdict was pronounced.

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He further thanked the lawyers who fought for the Muslim parties in the case, while he rejected the “five acre land offer”. “The AIMPLB said they are not satisfied the judgement. We are fighting for our legal rights,” he added. Owaisi also slammed the Congress leaders including former prime ministers Rajiv Gandhi and Narasimha Rao and called out what he termed as the party’s “deceitfulness and hypocrisy”.

“Congress has shown their true colours. Had it not for Congress party’s deceitfulness and hypocrisy, idols would not have been placed in 1949. Had the locks not been opened by Rajiv Gandhi the masjid would still be there. Had Narasimha Rao discharged his duties the masjid would still be there,” he said.

“I don’t believe in the language of retaliation. I believe in the language of justice. I appeal to Muslims, we don’t have to be scared of anyone. We have to fight for our rights. I am waiting for the Sabarimala judgment,” he added.

Earlier, the AIMPLB tweeted saying that the judgment was against their expectations. “We presented solid evidences to prove our stance. Our legal committee will review the judgment. We have sincerely tried to fulfill our responsibility to restore the demolished BabriMasjid,” the tweet said.

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