Monday,02 Dec 2019
Maulana Syed Ashhad Rashidi, who is the legal heir of the original Ayodhya land dispute litigant M Siddiq, filed a petition to the Supreme Court on Monday seeking clarification of its November 9 judgment that gave the land to Hindus while allocating an alternative 5-acre plot to build a mosque. The petition states that the top court "granted mandamus for destruction of Babri Masjid to construct a temple of Lord Ram at the disputed site." He also said the mosque was not constructed over a temple. "The mosque hasn't been built on a temple. Our religion is our duty and we're going to make every effort to save it. We're going to respect the court's decision," he said.