Varanasi: The Varanasi district court on Monday admitted the petition filed by the five Hindu women seeking the right to worship inside the city’s Gyanvapi mosque, finding it maintable. The court rejected the Anjuman Islamia Masjid Committee’s plea challenging the maintainability of the suit filed by Hindu parties.
The next hearing will be held on September 22.
A single bench of district Judge AK Vishvesh delivered the verdict. The court pronounced the verdict, rejecting the Places of Worship Act argument.
“The court rejected the Muslim side’s petition and said the suit is maintainable. The next hearing of the case is on Sep 22,” said Advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain, representing the Hindu side in the Gyanvapi mosque case.
Uttar Pradesh | A single bench of district Judge AK Vishvesh delivering the verdict in the Gyanvapi Shrinagar Gauri dispute case holds case is maintainable pic.twitter.com/DH3s5WYawd
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District Judge AK Vishvesh had last month reserved the order till September 12 in the matter.
The decision relates to the maintainability of Hindu women’s plea seeking permission to worship Hindu deities in the Gyanvapi Mosque complex.
Security has been tightened and prohibitory orders (Section 144) have been imposed in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi on Sunday a day ahead of the district court order.
The police have deployed forces in areas where a mixed population resides in the city and patrolling is ongoing to ensure no law and order situation arises on the maintainability of a plea by five Hindu women seeking permission to worship the Shringar Gauri Sthal within the Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi Masjid complex.