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Muslim parties split on Dhavan, AIMPLB wants him for review

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NEW DELHI: On a day Rajiv Dhavan went public over his “sacking” as counsel of the Arshad Madani-led faction of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, he received support from another Muslim body — All India Muslim Personal Law Board — which said the senior advocate would “lead” them in the their review petition against the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya issue.
The development brought out the divide among the Muslim groups over the decision to go for review of the judgement of the apex court. JUHs stand to drop Dhavan as their lawyer and the decision to independently file a review petition on Monday shocked many in AIMPLB which had JUH by its side at the working committee meeting in Lucknow where a decision to go for a review was taken.
Dhavans dropping is being attributed by some to an attempt by the Arshad Madani-led outfit to scale down defence as it was never keen on a review and only agreed later after a strong nudge from JUH. The senior advocate has been associated with the case since 1993.
One of the main parties in the case, UP Central Sunni Waqf Board, had already made it clear that they would not file any review petition. A prominent member of AIMPLB, Kamal Faruqui said the JUHs decision has shocked him and described the Arshad Madani factions decision as “unfortunate”. In a statement, AIMPLB said, “The contribution of Dr Rajiv Dhavan in Babri Masjid /Ram Janmbhumi title suit is praiseworthy.” “The community shall always be indebted to him and shall be there to assist him in the case,” it stated. The Board in its statement listed the names of the team of lawyers who are draftingRead More – Source