Unlike many Hindu and Muslim religious and political leaders, Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi has expressed dissatisfaction with the verdict in the Ayodhya title suit. He quoted former Chief Justice JS Verma to say the Supreme Court was "indeed supreme, but not infallible".
Owaisi, chief of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen party, repeated the quote again and again during a press conference he gave a couple of hours after the Ayodhya judgment was delivered.
In a unanimous ruling, a five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court okayed the way for the construction of a Ram Temple on the former site of the Babri Masjid, whose destruction in 1992 by Kar Sevaks sparked deadly riots. The court ruled that the Sunni Waqf Board should get an alternate plot of five acres within Ayodhya for a mosque.
"This is a victory of faith over facts," Asaduddin Owaisi said.