Allahabad HC Continue to Hear on Gyanvapi Mosque Committee Plea Today

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Allahabad High Court will hear today on Dec 6 plea by mosque committee’s plea challenging Varanasi court verdict.

The Allahabad High Court on December 6 will hear Gyanvapi masjid management’s revision petition challenging a Varanasi court order on the maintainability of a plea seeking permission to offer regular prayers to idols of deities in the mosque complex.

Appearing for Hindu side advocate Harishankar Jain argued that the Shivling in Kashi was established by Lord Shiva himself, that is why it is called Swayambhu. It is also described in the Kashi section.

The Hindus has been worshiping Shringar Gauri since before 1947. He has only demanded the right of worship, which does not violate any legal right of the petitioner. In Islamic law, worship on other’s property is not accepted.

Vishnu Shankar Jain also drew the attention of the court towards the mythological facts and the decisions of the court. Said, there is a detailed description of it in Adhyay 99 and 100 of Skanda Purana, Shloka numbers 61 to 70. It has been proved in this order that the Vishweshwar Nath temple was damaged during the time of Muhammad Ghori and Mughal ruler Aurangzeb. The court adjourned the hearing of the case till Tuesday.

On 30 November, the Gyanvapi mosque management committee concluded its argument on its plea challenging a Varanasi court order on the maintainability of the case filed by five Hindu women who sought permission to offer regular prayers to idols of deities in the mosque compound.

In the court of Justice JJ Munir on Tuesday, senior advocate SFA Naqvi, on behalf of the petitioner Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee, said that the worship of Shringar Gauri was not being done regularly. It has been happening only once a year.

Senior advocate SFA Naqvi, appearing for the Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee, said that the order of the district court of Varanasi in the matter relating to the right to regular worship at Shringar Gauri in Gyanvapi campus has been passed without considering the legal aspects. Civil suit is not maintainable under the Places of Worship Act 1991. The Anjuman Intezamia Masajid Committee has challenged the legality of the Varanasi District Court hearing the case and rejecting the objection of the Muslim side.

Earlier, Senior advocate SFA Naqvi, argued that the Waqf Act and the Places of Worship Act of 1991 were mainly cited by the arrangement committee of the mosque. The arrangements committee of Gyanvapi Masjid has made Rakhi Singh as well as 10 people, including the five plaintiff women and the UP government, parties in this case.

The mosque’s arrangement committee has filed a petition in the Allahabad High Court against the verdict of the Varanasi district in which the court had rejecting the objection of the Muslim side.

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