Gyanvapi Masjid Case: The hearing on the Gyanvapi Masjid-Shringar Gauri dispute was held for the first time in the Varanasi district court today after it was transferred from the sessions court. The case was opened for the first time in the court of District Judge Ajay Kumar Vishwesh. The Supreme Court has directed the district court to complete the hearing in 8 weeks. Security was beefed up around the court ahead of the hearing in the Varanasi court on the Gyanvapi case. According to the information received from the sources, 23 people including lawyers of both the sides were present in the courtroom during the hearing.
Out of 23 people, 4 petitioners also remained in the courtroom. Among them were Lakshmi Devi, Sita Sahu, Manju Vyas, Rekha Pathak. People inside the court room include Laxmi, Sita Sahu, Manju Vyas, Rekha Pathak, Mohammad Taudeed, Abhay Yadav, lawyer for Muslim side, Meraj Farooqui, Mumtaz Ahmed, lawyer for Hindu side Madan Mohan, Rais Ahmed, Hindu side Sudhir Tripathi, senior lawyer Man Bahadur Singh, Vishnu Jain, Subhash Chaturvedi, Public Prosecutor Mahendra Prasad Pandey were present.
What happened in today’s hearing?
During the hearing, the judge inquired about the application of all the parties. Also heard about Order 7, Rule 11 (Maintenability) application of Muslim side. Also inquired about the commission’s report. The court of District Judge AK Vishvesh on Monday reserved its decision till Tuesday on which case will be heard first.
Who argued what?
Advocate Madan Mohan Yadav of Hindu side told that many petitions have been filed from both the sides in Gyanvapi Shringar Gauri case. Which petition will be heard first, District Judge A.K. The court of Vishwavid will give its verdict on this on Tuesday. He told that it has been said from the Hindu side that the action of the commission has been done earlier, so the Muslim side should raise its objection on this. The Hindu side expressed its inability to file an objection due to non-receipt of video and photo.
On the other hand, Anjuman Intejamiya Masjid Committee’s advocate Mohammad Tauheed Khan said that the Muslim side has filed a petition in the court saying that it is not worth prosecuting, so it should be dismissed. The Muslim side argued during the hearing that prayers have been held here for years. In response to which the Hindu side said that even though Namaz has been held here. But the original character of the place is of the temple itself. There was no debate on Wudu today.
Ajay Mishra was not allowed to go to the court room
Let us inform that, former court commissioner Ajay Mishra was not allowed inside the court today. Ajay Mishra’s report was submitted but he was not allowed inside. Court employees have said that only those whose name will be in Vakalatnama will be allowed.
Another petition filed in the Supreme Court on the matter
Meanwhile, another petition was filed in the Supreme Court in the Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi Masjid dispute case. Ashwini Upadhyay has filed a petition demanding that his side should also be heard. He has said that this matter is directly related to his right to religious freedom. For centuries, Lord Adi Visheshwar has been worshiped there. This property has always been his. Under no circumstances can their right to property be taken away.
He said that once the life is established, the demolition of some parts of the temple and even offering prayers does not change the religious nature of the temple, unless the idols are shifted from there by the process of immersion. He also argued in his petition that even according to Islamic principles, a mosque built by demolishing a temple is not a valid mosque. The Places of Worship Act of 1991 does not bar it from determining the nature of a religious place. In his petition, he has demanded to dismiss the petition of the Masjid Committee.
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