Ahmedabad, December 6: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, congratulating Waqf board for distancing itself from Kapil Sibal's remarks, said that the board made a brave stand to disassociate from their lawyer Sibal.
“The Sunni Waqf Board has stated today that yes, Kapil Sibal may be our lawyer but what he said in the court is absolutely wrong. They too want a time bound solution to the matter. Everyone wants a time bound solution except Congress and their leaders”, the PM stated.
The Sunni Waqf board on Wednesday said that Sibal asking for a postponement of the verdict until 2019 general elections was wrong. The Board said that senior lawyer Kapil Sibal and litigant Haji Mehboob have noting do to with the influential Islamic organisation in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid trial in the Supreme Court.
The board’s Uttar Pradesh chairman, Zufar Ahmed Farooqui, came out with the clarification after Sibal, who is also a senior Congress leader, requested the top court to hear the Ayodhya lawsuit after the 2019 parliamentary elections.
“The UP Sunni Waqf Board’s case is being handled by two advocates, Shahid Rizvi and Shakeel Ahmed Saeed, in the apex court,” Farooqui said and asserted that his organisation had not briefed its lawyers to seek more time in the trial.
The Supreme Court will hear Ayodhya dispute case on Feb 8, 2019 at the time when people were expecting a decision on December 5. The specially constituted Supreme Court bench was hearing a total of 13 appeals filed against the 2010 judgment of the Allahabad High Court in four civil suits.