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SC Agrees to Hear Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi Masjid Case Tomorrow

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Sarthak Umang

Published on: November 10, 2022 at 19:02 IST

On Thursday, the Supreme Court decided to hear the Gyanvapi case tomorrow at 3 p.m.

The newly appointed Chief Justice of India, DY Chandrachud, agreed to constitute the bench tomorrow.

On May 17, the Supreme Court had passed an interim order to protect the Shivling” and grant access to Muslims for namaz until the maintainability of the suit is decided by the Varanasi court.

Advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain, appearing for Hindu parties seeking an extension of the interim order protecting the “Shivling,” informed the court that the interim order was going to expire on November 12 and thus, it needed to be extended.

Order 7 Rule 11 which talks about rejection of plaints application filed by the Muslim parties was rejected.

The Varanasi District Court dismissed the plea of the Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee that manages Gyanvapi mosque and said that the suit was not barred under the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991.

An appeal filed by the Committee challenging an order of Allahabad High Court authorizing a court-appointed commissioner to inspect, conduct a survey and take videography of the Gyanvapi mosque to which Hindus and Muslims have laid claim for the right to worship is seized by the top court.

On May 20, Gyanvapi Masjid case was transferred from the civil judge to the district judge (Varanasi). The Supreme Court had ordered this transfer.

“The maintainability of civil suit should be decided by District Judge in the Gyanvapi-Kashi Vishwanath on urgency as sought by the Committee of Management Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Varanasi.”