The Allahabad High Court, Lucknow Bench has sought a response from the Hindu side while dealing with a plea challenging the lower Court’s order that held the suit maintainable with regard to the possession of Lord Shesh Nagesh Teeleshwar Mahadev Mandir at Laxman Teela.

A Single Bench of Justice Manish Mathur directed, “Learned counsel for opposite parties pray for and are granted ten days' time to file their response. Rejoinder affidavit be filed thereafter.”

The Bench has listed the matter for hearing on April 28, 2023.

Advocate Munnawar Sultan represented the petitioner while Advocates Hari Shankar, Farjan Habib, and Ranjana Agnihotri represented the respondents.

In this case, a petition was filed challenging the order passed by the Civil Judge (Senior Division) South, Lucknow by which it rejected the petition of the Muslim side seeking to quash the suit. The Hindu side had contended that the Right to Worship Act was not applicable in such a matter and therefore, the suit is not time-barred.

As per the civil suit filed in the name of the deity, the persons of a specific community had damaged the said Mahadev temple. The Hindu side had sought the possession of the temple as well the permission to worship.

The High Court in the above context said, “List on 28th April, 2023 showing the names of Mr. Syed Aftab Ahmad, Mr. Agendra Sinha, Mr. Apurva Saxena, Mr. Sanandan Kumar Misra, Ms. Sandhya Dubey, Ms. Sudha Sharma, Mr. Sandeep Tewari, and Ms. Harshita Awasthi, as learned counsel for opposite parties.”

Cause Title- Maulana Syed Shah Fazlul Mannan v. Lord Sheshnagesht Teeleshwar Mahadev Virajman, Lko. Thru. Friend Dr. V.K. Srivastava and 8 Others

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