//Centre's move to violate SC order, implement RSS agenda: AIMPLB

Centre's move to violate SC order, implement RSS agenda: AIMPLB

Lucknow, July 4: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) today reacted sharply to the centre's move to construct steel walls around the sanctum sanctorum at the disputed site in Ayodhya alleging it would amount to implementation of RSS agenda and violation of the Supreme Court's directive to maintain status quo at the place.

The board also said it could approach the apex court against the Centre's move.

"It amounts to implementing the RSS agenda by the UPA government", senior AIMPLB member and Imam of Eidgah Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangimahali told reporters.

He said the board sub-committee formed to look after Ayodhya cases could meet in the next couple of days to chalk out an action plan in this regard.

"We can also move the apex court to oppose the move", the Maulana said.

Firangimahali said the matter would be discussed at the AIMPLB general body meeting scheduled to be held in Chennai from August 25 next.

Another senior board member and counsel for the Muslim parties in the Ayodhya title suits Zafaryab Jilani said the Centre's move was tantamount to violation of the Supreme Court's direction to maintain the status quo.

Jilani said "there was nothing wrong in strengthening security at the disputed site but there cannot be construction of any structure at the site as it will violate the apex court guidlines for maintaining status quo there".

He said he had written a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav opposing construction of steel walls with a wooden roof at the sanctum sanctorum.

"The situation at the disputed site cannot be changed. The AIMPLB had passed a resolution in April last year opposing any construction at the site", he said adding construction of steel walls could not be termed temporary structure.