Varanasi Court Verdict On Gyanvapi: 2 Day Extension Granted For Report Submission

17 May, 2022 | Riya Girdhar

The Masjid Committee's appeal challenges an Allahabad High Court decision dismissing its petition challenging a Varanasi court's order for a videographic inspection of the disputed side.

The Supreme Court said on Tuesday that it could ask the trial court to hear the Mosque Committee’s application challenging the suit’s legality first. The Supreme Court made the remark while hearing a petition from the Committee of Management of Anjuman Intezamia Masjid in Varanasi, which was disputing a videography survey ordered by a lower court in the Maa Shringar Gauri Sthal complex.

The Muslim organisation claims that it violates the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act 1991. According to the Bar and Bench, the Hindu Sena President has filed an intervention in the Supreme Court, asking for the appeal to be dismissed.

Meanwhile, Ajay Kumar Mishra, an advocate-commissioner, was fired by a Varanasi court on Tuesday. Mishra was in charge of shooting the Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi mosque complex and doing the survey. The court also allowed a two-day extension for the committee’s survey report submission. On Monday, a Varanasi court ordered the district government to secure the location in the mosque compound where a Shivling was allegedly discovered during the videography survey.