Gyanvapi Dispute- Varanasi Court Rejects Plea Of Muslim Side Against Maintainability Of Suit
The Varanasi District Court has rejected the plea questioning the maintainability of Suit filed by the Hindu side seeking permission for daily worship of Hindu deities whose idols are located on an outer wall of the Gyanvapi mosque.
The Court has dismissed the application under Order VII Rule 11 of the Code of Civil Procedure 1908.
District Judge A K Vishvesh ordered that it would proceed with the Suit seeking the right to worship in the temple.
Five women had filed the petition seeking permission for daily worship of Hindu deities whose idols are claimed to be located on an outer wall of the Gyanvapi mosque.
The Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee has said the Gyanvapi mosque is a Waqf property and has questioned the maintainability of the plea. The district judge had last month reserved the order till September 12 in the communally sensitive matter.
The Court fixed September 22 as the next date of hearing in the case.
The Supreme Court's Bench comprising of Justice D. Y. Chandrachud, Justice Surya Kant and Justice P. S. Narasimha had in July adjourned the hearing in the appeal of Anjuman-e-Intezamia Masjid Committee to the first week of October to await the decision of the Varanasi Court on maintainability of the Suit.
With PTI inputs