Gyanvapi Mosque case: Varanasi court upholds maintainability of petition by 5 Hindu women, hearing starts on Sep 22

The Varanasi district court on Monday rejected the Muslim side’s petition challenging the maintainability of the plea in the Gyanvapi mosque-Shringar Gauri case. The court will next hear the matter on September 22. 

Five women had filed the petition seeking permission for daily worship of Hindu deities whose idols are claimed to be located on an outer wall of the Gyanvapi mosque. The Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee has said the Gyanvapi mosque is a Waqf property and has questioned the maintainability of the plea.

District Judge A K Vishvesh had last month reserved the order till September 12 in the communally sensitive matter. Advocate Mirajuddin Siddique, on behalf of the committee, said the parties will approach the High Court against Monday’s ruling.

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