Curated By: Sanstuti Nath
Last Updated: February 12, 2024, 09:21 IST
Gyanvapi mosque complex. (Photo: File)
The Varanasi district court ruled on January 31 that a priest can perform prayers before the idols in the southern cellar of the Gyanvapi mosque
The Allahabad High Court is set to hear an appeal on Monday moved by the Anjuman Intezamia Masajid Committee (which manages Gyanvpai mosque in Varanasi) challenging the Varanasi District Court’s January 31 order allowing Hindus to perform prayers in the southern cellar of the mosque–Vyas Ji ka Tehkhana.
The hearing of the case will begin at 10 am as a fresh case in the single bench of Justice Rohit Ranjan Aggarwal.
In the hearing, first, the state government will file its reply telling what kind of arrangements have been made to allow prayer in the cellar in compliance with the court order. Following this, the Muslim side will present its argument.
The mosque committee moved the high court on February 2 within hours of the Supreme Court refusing to hear its plea against the Varanasi district court order and asking it to approach the high court.
The Allahabad High Court had not given any immediate relief to the Gyanvapi Masjid committee which had challenged the Varanasi district court order.
The Varanasi district court ruled on January 31 that a priest can perform prayers before the idols in the southern cellar of the Gyanvapi mosque.