Gyanvapi Mosque case: What the Varanasi court said

The District Judge ruled that the civil actions requesting permission to worship Hindu deities on the grounds of the Gyanvapi mosque were upheld while rejecting the Muslim side’s arguments based on three Acts.


The Anjuman Intezamia Masajid Committee’s appeal against the civil petitions that sought permission to worship Maa Shringar Gauri and other deities inside the grounds of the Gyanvapi mosque was rejected by the Varanasi District Court on Monday.

Due to District Judge A K Vishvesha’s preliminary decision, the lawsuits can now be heard on their merits, requiring the parties to provide evidence to support their allegations.

On September 12, a district court in Varanasi denied a petition from the Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee that questioned the legality of a lawsuit brought by five Hindu women demanding the right to worship Hindu deities year-round on the grounds of the Gyanvapi mosque.

A.K. the district judge In accordance with Vishvesha, the Waqf Act of 1995, the U.P.

, the Places of Worship Act of 1991, and the U.P.

Gyanvapi case: Big win for Hindu side as Varanasi court dismisses masjid  committee's plea - India News

The next hearing is scheduled for September 22, and according to the Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple Act of 1983, the lawsuit is barred and the plaintiffs have the right to provide “cogent evidence” to support their claims.

According to the lawsuit, which was brought by Rakhi Singh and four other women, Hindus had been worshipping Maa Shringar Gauri, Lord Ganesha, and other visible and invisible deities daily at the aforementioned property up until 1993, at which point the Uttar Pradesh government banned it and only allowed it to be practised on one day a year.

The court dismissed the allegations that the Places of Worship Act, 1991 precluded the suit based on this assertion made by the plaintiffs in their lawsuit.

It determined that in order to assess the challenge to the suit’s maintainability under Order VII, Rule 11 of the Code of Civil Procedure, it only needed to take into account the plaintiffs’ allegations, not the defendants’ denials of those allegations.

“Therefore, the Worship Places (Special Provisions)

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