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The Supreme Court said Thursday it would wait Decision of the Varanasi District Court responded to a motion by the Anjuman Intezemia Masjid Committee at Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi, questioning the continuance of the lawsuit brought by Hindu plaintiffs, and adjourned the hearing until the first week of October. The court heard a plea challenging the survey of the Gyanvapi-Shringar Gauri complex in Varanasi where a “shivling” was said to have been found.

The District Court in Varanasi had set the hearing in the Gyanvapi Mosque and Shringar Gauri Temple case for Thursday as it heard one of the plaintiffs on Tuesday.

The Supreme Court also declined to consider two new petitions seeking the right to worship the “Shivling” said to have been found at the controversial Gyanvapi site, which is adjacent to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi and its carbon dating lies.

A three-judge panel headed by Judge D.Y. Chandrachud took a fresh plea from the Anjuman Intezemia Masjid Committee, which administers the Gyanvapi Mosque, and sought its permission to worship the Shivling.

On May 17, the Supreme Court had ordered the Varanasi District Magistrate to ensure the protection of the area within the Gyanvapi-Shringar Gauri complex where the “Shivling” is said to have been found and allowed Muslims to offer “namaz” and religious ones Actions carry out observations.

On Tuesday, lawyer Man Bahadur Singh represented opponent Rakhi Singh in Varanasi District Court, alleging that the Muslim side misled and confused the court regarding the Houses of Worship Law and the Waqf Law.

He said their argument will be completed at the next hearing, after which the Anjuman Intezamia will present their arguments.

Rakhi Singh and others had filed a petition asking permission to worship Hindu deities whose idols are on an outside wall of the mosque, but the Muslim side had asked the court to dismiss the case.

Her lawyer, Shivam Gaur, disputed the Muslim side’s position that the case was unsustainable, saying “it is completely wrong”.

“The places of devotional laws, Waqf laws and Kashi Vishwanath laws, which are repeatedly cited by Muslims, do not apply in my case,” said the lawyer.

Gaur had previously said in his arguments in court that the Hindu side worshiped Maa Shringar Gauri until 1993. Later, the government erected barricades and banned Hindu worship of the deity.

He had said his case was limited to the question of regular worship of the deity.

After Rakhi Singh and others filed the petition, a lower court later ordered a videographic survey of the complex. The survey work was completed on May 16 and the report was submitted to the court on May 19.

The Hindu side had claimed in court that a shivling was found during the videographic survey of the Gyanvapi mosque complex, but the Muslim side had claimed it was part of a fountain mechanism.

By order of the Supreme Court, the matter is now before the district court.


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