Allahabad HC reserves verdict in Gyanvapi case | India News

PRAYAGRAJ: The Allahabad High Court on Friday reserved its verdict on the civil revision petition. Gyanvapi Mosque the commission was challenging the Varanasi court’s order dismissing objections to the maintenance of a plea seeking permission to offer regular prayers to deities’ idols in the mosque compound. justice JJ Munir reserved the order after hearing the counsel for both the parties at length.
On Friday, counsel for the petitioner, senior counsel SFA Naqvidefended before the court the Hindu side’s claim that the devotees were prevented from worshipping. Shringar Gauri and other deities on the outer wall Gyanvapi 1993 is an example of artful advertising and clever writing.
According to him, the then state government did not issue any order in writing in 1993.
According to him, the aforementioned claim was made only to avoid the application of the Places Act 1991, which prevents the filing of a suit to convert any religious place existing on August 15, 1947.
It is barred by the Limitation Act and the Waqf Act, 1991 introduced by Naqvi.
He pointed out that even if the Hindu side’s claim is accepted, why they did not file a case in 1993 when they were so restricted or later. Therefore, this suit filed before the Varanasi court is barred under the Limitation Act, which bars the filing of a declaration after a lapse of three years.
Earlier, counsel representing the Hindu side claimed that old maps showed the existence of Hindu deities at the Gyanvapi mosque and that Hindu devotees regularly worshiped Shringar Gauri and other deities on the outer wall of Gyanvapi. Only in 1993, the government of the day restricted traditional worship.
Therefore, the 1991 Law is not applicable to them. They further claim that the place in question is not a Waqf property.
Earlier, the petitioner, Anjuman Intejamia Masajid, which manages the Gyanvapi mosque, contested the Hindu side’s plea before the lower court that the suit is barred under the Places of Worship Act, 1991, which cannot institute a suit. Any place that existed on August 15, 1947 will be presented with a request to become a religious place.

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