All India Muslim Personal Law Board has decided to challenge the acquittal of all the accused in the Babri mosque demolition case by the special CBI court on September 30.
The decision to challenge the trial court’s ruling was taken during a two-day working committee meeting of the AIMPLB that ended here on Friday night.
During the meeting, held virtually, the members also discussed the threat of the uniform civil code (UCC) and it was decided that the political parties and religious organisations would be informed about their apprehensions.
The AIMPLB also approved a proposal to set up a committee on the UCC issue.
It also decided to set up an intellectual committee to suggest ways for preventing misuse of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC}.
The meeting was chaired by AIMPLB president Maulana Sayeed Mohammad Rabe Hasni Nadvi and it was coordinated by general secretary Maulana Mohammad Wali Rahmani.
The members expressed their anguish on the verdict of the special CBI court to let off all the accused in the Babri demolition case.
It was unanimously decided that the AIMPLB would challenge the verdict in the higher court.
AIMPLB spokesperson Zafaryab Jilani said here on Saturday that Haji Mahboob and some others would file the petition in the court against the verdict of the special CBI court in the Babri demolition case.
Haji Mahboob had earlier objected to withdrawing the cases against former deputy prime minister Lal Krishna Advani and later the court too accepted his demand.
The special CBI court acquitted all the 32 accused, including BJP veterans LK Advani, MM Joshi and Uma Bharti, of their involvement in the destruction of Babri Masjid 28 years ago, in December 1992.
Jilani said the AIMPLB would work towards building public opinion against a uniform civil code, saying in a country like India with different cultures and civilisations, such a move “will not be justified”.
Jilani said that “important decisions pertaining to common civil code and the Babri mosque demolition case” were taken in the meeting held on October 11 and October 13.
Jilani said the AIMPLB would establish contacts with different sections of society that could be affected in case the common civil code was implemented, and try to build a consensus and public opinion against it.