Allahabad High Court Reserves Verdict In Gyanvapi Mosque Case

Allahabad High Court reserves judgment in Gyanvapi mosque case

Justice JJ Munir reserved his order after hearing the counsel from both sides at length.


The Allahabad High Court on Friday reserved its verdict on a civil review petition filed by the Gyanvapi mosque committee challenging the Varanasi court’s order to set aside objections seeking permission to offer regular prayers to the idols of deities inside the mosque compound.

Justice JJ Munir reserved his order after hearing the counsel from both sides at length.

On Friday, the petitioner’s counsel, senior advocate SFA Naqvi, told the court that the Hindu claim that in 1993 the outer wall of Gyanvapi prevented devotees from worshiping Shringar Gauri and other deities is artificial. claim and example of clever writing.

According to him, the then state government did not issue any order in writing in 1993.

According to him, the said 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 reduced 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, councilors who once represented 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. It will be presented asking to convert the place it was on August 15, 1947 into a religious place.

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