The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Waqf Board won't challenge the Supreme Court's decision to greenlight the building of a temple on the former site of the Babri Masjid, which was destroyed by kar sevaks in 1992.
Many Hindus consider that plot of land to be the birthplace of the deity Ram. The Sunni Waqf Board's stand is not unanimous: one out of seven members involved in taking the final decision dissented.
As well, the board did not discuss whether or not it would accept the Supreme Court's award of a different, five-acre plot of land in Ayodhya. The Sunni Waqf Board was one of the main litigants in the Ayodhya case.
Waqf Board chairman Zufar Farooqui had said earlier that members could raise objections during today's meeting. When the Ayodhya verdict was delivered, Farooqui had come out against filing a review petition, but some board members went public against the stand.
Meanwhile, the All India Muslim Personal law Board has said a review petition will be filed. It's also against accepting an alternative site to replace the demolished mosque.