Muslim parties deny reaching settlement in Ayodhya dispute

New Delhi: The Muslim parties have denied reaching a settlement by giving up their claim on disputed land in Ayodhya in the Supreme Court.

Rejecting the report that Muslim parties have filed a statement for settlement in the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid case, advocate-on-record Ejaz Maqbool for the Muslim parties, issued a statement denying the settlement claims. On the final day of hearing of the Ayodhya case, advocate Shahid Rizvi, lawyer of the Sunni Waqf Board, said that a compromise has been arrived in the issue.

Advocate Maqbool said, “We are taken aback by the media reports attributed by Mr Shahid Rizvi, Advocate on record that U.P. Sunni Central Waqf Board was willing to withdraw the claim on site of the Babri Masjid.”

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