Today the Judge of the District Court of Varanasi will give his decision about the Gyanvapi Case

Varanasi (UP) – The matter of the Gyanvapi Mosque was heard on the 23rd of May after the Supreme Court transferred the case to the lower Court. At this time, both the Hindu and Muslim side put forth their pleas. The Hindu petitioners urged the Court to include photographs and video with the survey report of the mosque complex as part of its hearing. The Court after hearing the arguments for 45 minutes reserved the judgment till the 24th of  May. They will list out the format of the hearing and its future dates. The Supreme Court has directed that the matter should be completed within 8 weeks. Only 23 people, including 19 counsels and four petitioners, were allowed inside the courtroom during the hearing. Former Court Commissioner Ajay Mishra was not allowed inside the Court as his name was not listed in the Court order.

In this case, 3 petitions have been filed, and both sides have made different requests. The 5 ladies Lakshmi Devi, Rakhi Singh, Sita Sahu, Manju Vyas, and Rekha Pathak from the Hindu side have asked for permission to perform Shri Shringar Gauri’s Puja every day. The lawyers of the Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee, which manages the mosque, urged the Court to decide first whether the Hindu petitioners’ case was maintainable under the Places of Worship Act, 1991. Both sides have made some other demands as well. Hindus have asked permission to perform Puja of the Shivalinga found in the vajukhana. They have also requested the demolition of the wall to the north of the Nandi, and they have also demanded that a survey of the vajukhana to measure the length and breadth of the Shivalinga. All this and the format of the hearings will be decided on the 24th of May.

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