Live updates from the hearing in the Gyanvapi Mosque case in Varanasi: The Varanasi District Court will today decide whether it hears first the plea of the Hindu petitioners to invite objections to the Gyanvapi Mosque investigation report or the case from the Muslim side that the writ is not maintainable . District Judge AK Vishevesh’s court heard pleas from both sides on Monday after the Gyanvapi-Shringar Gauri complex case was transferred to him by the Supreme Court.
A new plea seeking permission to worship the ‘Shivling’ which was allegedly found at the premises of the Gyanvapi Mosque during a video investigation ordered by a lower court has also been filed. The Supreme Court had on Friday transferred the complex Gyanvapi-Shringar Gauri case from a civil judge (main division) to a district judge, saying that given the “complexities” and “sensitivity” of the issue, it is worth better than a superior officer of justice having an experience of more than 25-30 years manages this file.
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Last Friday, the Supreme Court declared the petition filed by the management committee of Anjuman Intezamia Masajid, Varanasi, challenging the maintainability of the lawsuit by five Hindu women, asking for the right to worship Maa Shringar Gauri Sthal on the outer wall of the complex mosque, “will be decided in priority by the district judge when transferring the action”. He also said that “verification of the religious character of a place is not prohibited” by the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act 1991.