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SC Directs Varanasi Court To Desist From Taking Action Till Further Hearing

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Shivani Thakur

Published on: May 19, 2022 at 2O:58 IST

The Supreme Court will hear the Masjid Committee’s Plea challenging the Survey ordered by a Varanasi Court in Gyanvapi Mosque complex.

A Varanasi Court directed the sealing of a spot in the Gyanvapi Mosque complex after being told that a ‘Shiva Linga’ was found inside premises by the Court-appointed Advocate Commissioner during the survey.

Anjuman Intezamia Masajid Management Committee has moved Supreme Court challenging the survey in the premises on a Plea by a few Hindu devotees.

A Bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and PS Narasimha directed the District Magistrate concerned to ensure that the place inside the Mosque where ‘Shiva Linga’ is stated to have been found is protected.

However, it ordered that this should not restrict the Right of Muslims to offer Namaz and religious observances.

Supreme Court adjourned the hearing for tomorrow.

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