The national executive of the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) on Thursday unanimously resolved to offer support to the Sunni Central Wakf Board in fighting the Ayodhya case. The Wakf Board has already moved the Supreme Court against the Allahabad High Court's judgment in the title suits.

This is significant in view of the divergent opinions expressed after the verdict by Maulana Mehmood Madani, a key member of JUH. Mr. Madani, who has since taken over as its general secretary, had advised the Muslim community to accept the court verdict and draw up a settlement with the Hindu parties to the dispute. A JUH spokesperson said the organisation's decision to back the Wakf Board was taken after assessing the report of an expert committee, which was in turn advised by a panel of lawyers.

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