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What is the religious character of Gyanvapi my Lord ?

Now the game is on and with all the respect we want to ask what is the religious character of Gyanvapi My lord ? For the answer we need to wait But till now what happen in Varanasi Court just have a look

Hindu party claimed that a Jyotirlingam in the ancient temple was desecrated in 1669 under the orders of Mughal ruler Aurangzeb, but Maa Shringar Gauri, Lord Ganesh and other deities continued to exist.After partial demolition of the ancient temple of Lord Adi Visheshwar, a new construction of the Gyanvapi Mosque was raised,

District and Sessions Judge Dr AK Vishvesha will pass an order tomorrow on this limited aspect after the Hindu parties today submitted that the objections to survey report by advocate commissioner who had videographed and done a survey of the Gyanvapi Mosque, should be heard first.

  • The case is a civil suit filed by Hindu Women seeking the right to worship inside the premises of the Gyanvapi Mosque, on the ground that it was a Hindu temple and still houses Hindu deities.

  • The Muslim parties have challenged the maintainability of the suit on ground that the Places of Worship Act of 1991, which was introduced at the height of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement, seeks to protect the status of all religious structures as they stood on August 15, 1947.

Section 4 of the Act states that the religious character of a place of worship existing on August 15, 1947 shall continue to be the same as it existed on that day. It bars courts from entertaining cases regarding such places of worship. The provision further states that such cases already pending in courts would stand abated.

  • Earlier, a civil court had ordered a survey of the Gyanvapi Mosque by an advocate commissioner. The advocate commissioner had conducted the survey, videographed the same and submitted a report to the civil court.

  • The suit before the civil court was, however, transferred to the District Judge by the Supreme Court.

  • The Hindu parties have now contended before the District Court that without taking into account the survey report, the maintainability of the suit cannot be decided, since the nature of the religious structure is the subject matter of the dispute. The Court is likely to give its verdict on this limited aspect tomorrow.

Varanasi court to deliver order tomorrow on whether to invite objections on commissioner survey report of Gyanvapi mosque or conduct hearing on Order 7 Rule 11 application first. Hindus wanted the objections to be heard while Muslims wanted the O7 R11 to be decided.

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