What’s Next In Gyanvapi Masjid Case: Know Hindu Side’s Petition And What’s Next In Legal Proceedings

In the Gyanvapi Masjid dispute case, the Varanasi court ruled that the Hindu side's plea was maintainable.

In the ongoing Gyanvapi mosque case, the Varanasi court said Monday that the Hindu petitioners’ plea would be maintainable in court, which means that the matter would be heard soon by a bench.

Several political and religious leaders, as well as the majority of the Muslim community in Varanasi, criticised the order of the Varanasi district court bench, whereas the Bhartiya Janata Party and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad welcomed it as a positive move.

Following an order of the Supreme Court, the district court is hearing the case. According to the Supreme Court, the civil suit before the Varanasi civil judge must be heard by a senior and experienced judicial officer of the Uttar Pradesh judicial service because the matter is complex and sensitive.

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Gyanvapi Masjid: What’s The Story?

After several Hindu women claimed that there were statues of Hindu gods and deities within the Gyanvapi Masjid in Uttar Pradesh, a dispute arose over the right to pray there.

A petition filed by five women sought permission to worship Hindu deities on the outside wall of Gyanvapi mosque on a daily basis. A Waqf property is the Gyanvapi mosque, according to the Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee, which questions the appeal’s maintainability.

After a videography survey of the mosque, the Hindu side of the argument intensified, claiming that the structure inside the mosque complex looked like a Shivling. However, the mosque administration says it is a fountain.

Gyanvapi Masjid disputes date back to 1991, when Swayambhu Jyotirlinga Bhagwan Vishweshwar filed a petition asking the court for permission to pray in the mosque. There have been many requests to offer prayers to Hindu deities in the Gyanvapi complex since then.

In The Gyanvapi Case, What Will Happen Next?

In light of the Varanasi court’s decision to maintain the Hindu women’s plea, further hearings regarding the case can now be scheduled to determine whether or not they can offer prayers inside the mosque.

In its decision to postpone the hearing on the Gyanvapi case, the Supreme Court stated, “Keeping the complexity and sensitivity of the case in mind, a senior and experienced judicial officer from the Uttar Pradesh judicial service will hear the civil suit before the civil judge in Varanasi.”

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