A district court in Varanasi has given the verdict on the famous Gyanvapi Case today regarding the worship of Hindu deities inside the complex.
The court has rejected the petition by Muslim Side who claimed that the suit is not maintainable. Now, the next hearing of the case will be held on September 22.
The verdict was given by District Judge AK Vishvesh.
In view of this, Section 144 has been imposed in the Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh to maintain law and order. Police forces are also deployed in the areas where Hindus and Muslims reside.
Regular monitoring of the border areas and social media is also intensified to ensure peace within the city.
On the other hand, Hindus within the area are offering prayers to God to have decisions in their favor. Whereas the Muslim side says the claims are not suitable for hearing.
10 Points on Gyanvapi Case Verdict
- Varanasi’s district judge said that suit is maintainable.
- The matter was first heard by a lower court of the city after which Supreme Court intervened on a petition by the Gyanvapi Mosque Committee.
- SC ordered the district court to take the matter which should be heard by a senior and experienced judge.
- No orders have been given on the challenge by the Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee earlier.
- A local court ordered a survey of the complex based on the petition filed by Hindu women.
- The survey report revealed the presence of Shivling inside the wazoo area of the complex.
- The mosque committee denied the presence of Shivling and said it is a water fountain instead.
- They called the survey a violation of Article 1991 according to which the places of worship irrespective of their religion should be maintained as they were on or before August 15, 1947.
- Each side has presented its own evidence and documents to support its claim. However, the Hindu side said that the Muslim side is presenting very old documents that have no relation to this matter.
- The Gyanvapi Case has one more suit that was filed in 1991 claiming the mosque was built by destroying the temple. However, the Allahabad court had put a stay on the proceedings.
Both the plaintiffs and defendants had plans in case the decision does not come in their favor.
Where lawyers presenting the defendant said they will move to High Court if the decision is against them, Vishnu Jain (lawyer for the Hindu side) said we will demand an ASI survey in case the court rules in their favor.
Now that court has given a verdict in favor of the plaintiffs, the opposition side is planning to seek HC’s help.
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