Hindu Sena President Approaches Supreme Court Against Masjid Committee’s Plea: Places of Worship Act Not Applicable to Gyanvapi Mosque

The Supreme Court in the case Committee of Management Anjuman Intezamia Masajid Varanasi vs Rakhi Singh & Others observed and noted in a petition filed by Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Management Committee challenging the survey ordered by a Varanasi court in the Gyanvapi mosque-Kashivishvanath temple premises as Vishnu Gupta, The President of the Hindu Sena has moved the Supreme Court seeking directions for dismissal of the petition. The Mosque Committee Tells before the Supreme Court an Attempt To Disrupt Communal Harmony, Violates Places Of Worship Act, Gyanvapi Mosque Survey. The court further directed that till the survey is not completed, the survey shall continue and thereafter the court has also ordered that the entire mosque complex be surveyed. it has been ordered the Commission to submit a report by 17.05.2022 before the court and further the Court has appointed 2 more lawyers as commissioners to accompany Court commissioner Ajay Mishra for the survey. After 3 days of arguments, the Court ordered that the survey of the premises shall continue. Furthermore, a petition was filed on behalf of the Anjuman Intezamia Masajid Committee demanding the removal of Advocate Commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra. the CJI said that he was yet to see the files as an order was passed in the case to list it before the bench of Justice Chandrachud as of When the senior counsel made an oral request for a status quo order against the survey, it had been had mentioned that the petition before the Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on 13.05.2022 for urgent listing by Senior Advocate Huzefa Ahmadi, The Masjid Committee’s lawyer. the applicant has argued that the remains of the erstwhile temple can be seen in the foundation, the columns and at the rear part of the mosque Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb destroyed the Vishwanath temple at the disputed site and built the Gyanvapi Mosque its place, while submitting that before the court. Thereafter as per Section 4(3)(1) of the Places of Worship Act, 1991, the erstwhile Kashi Vishvnath Temple and Shringar Gauri Temple within the Gyanvapi Mosque Complex fall under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958, it was submitted before the Court. the Gyanvapi Mosque Complex is exempted from the Places of Worship Act, 1991, argued by the present applicant. challenging the recent order of the Allahabad High Court refusing to interfere in Varanasi Court’s order directing the survey work to continue further an intervention application has been filed in a special leave petition filed by the Masjid Committee.

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