Gyanvapi case: Varanasi court affirms maintainability of Hindu side's plea; next hearing on September 22

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Gyanvapi case: Varanasi court affirms maintainability of Hindu sides plea; next hearing on September 22

On Monday, a Varanasi court rejected a request from the Anjuman Islamia Masjid committee that questioned the complaint filed by five Hindu women requesting permission to pray in the Gyanvapi mosque compound's grounds as being maintainable.

On September 22, District Judge AK Vishvesh rendered a decision in the Gyanvapi Shrinagar Gauri dispute case and set a new hearing date.

The next hearing of the case, scheduled for September 22, was announced by Advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain, who represents the Hindu side in the Gyanvapi mosque issue. "The court rejected the Muslim side's plea and declared the litigation is maintainable," he said.

The next hearing will take place on September 22. "It's a victory for the Hindu community. I appeal to people to uphold peace," said Sohan Lal Arya, the petitioner in the Gyanvapi case.

The Hindu side had previously stated that, should the verdict be in their favour, they would request an Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) survey and carbon dating of the "Shivling."

According to Advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain, who represents the Hindu side, "Today the court will deliver its judgement on the maintainability of the suit. 1991 Worship Act applies in our favour. If judgement comes in our favour, then we will seek for an ASI survey and carbon dating of the Shivling." According to Sohan Lal Arya, another attorney who represents the Hindu side, the decision will prove to be the first day of laying the foundation stone of Kashi Vishwanath.

Additionally, today will be a very wonderful day for the Hindu community worldwide. The court will announce its decision at 2:00 pm, and we prayed for Lord Shiva's "darshan" in the morning. After the judgement, there will be "darshan." After the judgement

comes to our advantage, the people of Kashi rejoice and ring bells in joy. The petition was filed by five ladies seeking authorization for daily worship of Hindu deities whose idols are allegedly located on an exterior wall of the Gyanvapi mosque, according to Sohan Lal close proximity to the Kashi Vishwanath temple.

A Varanasi court then mandated the survey of the mosque compound. As a result, a local Varanasi court ruled in May that the facility would be videotaped. The report was delivered in court on May 19 after the survey work was finished on May 16.

Following the videography inspection, the Hindu side claimed to have discovered a structure in the mosque complex that resembled a Shivling, but the Masjid committee argued that it was actually a fountain and not a Shivling.

The Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi contains a number of statues of gods and goddesses as well as other buildings associated with Hinduism, according to advocate Ajay Kumar Mishra, who was initially appointed commissioner by the Varanasi court to survey the Gyanvapi-Gauri Shringar complex but was later removed for disclosing the information.

According to the Mishra report, the three to four sculptures with Sindoor marks and a stone slab that resembles a "Choukhat" are thought to be "Sringar Gouri." The Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee has stated that the Gyanvapi mosque is a different story.

A self-described Jyotirling of Lord Vishwanath in Kashi, according to the petitioners, is located in the mosque complex. The petitioner also asserted that in 1669, Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb had destroyed ा

The petitioner asks the court to rule that Muslims have no right to occupy the Gyanvapi mosque and to forbid their admission. The Gyanvapi Mosque was constructed using a section of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

The defence attorney countered that there was no temple in the Gyanvapi complex and that the mosque had been there from the beginning. It should be noted that the Supreme Court announced on July 21 that it would wait for the Varanasi district judge to rule on the application from the Gyanvapi mosque committee.

Following the conclusion of the proceedings before the district judge, the SC bench then scheduled a follow-up hearing for the first week of October. The Supreme Court on May 20 transferred the case from a civil judge (senior division) to a district judge, stating that given the "complexities and sensitivity" of the issue, it is appropriate for a district judge to handle the case.

It would be preferable if a senior judge with over 25 to 30 years of expertise handled this case.

The top court had noted that the process to determine the religious character of a place of worship is not prohibited under the Places of Worship Act of 1991. The bench also stated that no restrictions of any kind should be placed on Muslims entering the mosque to offer namaz or religious observances.

After the committee designated by a district court to do a video surgery of the Gyanvapi Mosque complex presented its findings on May 19, the SC rendered its decision.

The top court had mandated that the May 17 interim order protecting the area where the Shivling was discovered and allowing Muslims access for namaz continue in effect until the suit's maintainability was determined, and then for an additional eight weeks to give parties time to pursue legal remedies.

According to the request made by the Committee of Management of Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Varanasi, the District Judge should determine whether the civil lawsuit filed in Gyanvapi-Kashi Vishwanath

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