Gyanvapi: Allahabad High Court fixes Dec 5 for Further hearing on Varanasi court verdict

Allhabad High Court, Gyanvapi

The Gyanvapi mosque management committee on Wednesday 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.

The Allahabad High Court fixed December 5 for further hearing in the matter.

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

The Counsel for the Petitioner SFA NAqvi stated further 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.

It is to be known, the Anjuman Intezamia Masajid Committee has challenged the legality of the Varanasi District Court.

The Varanasi district court had on September 12 dismissed a plea filed by the mosque committee Anjuman Intezamia Masjid (AIM) which challenged the maintainability of the suit filed by the five Hindu plaintiffs.

A total of five petitions related to the Gyanvapi dispute of Varanasi are filed in the Allahabad High Court.

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