Allahabad HC Rejects Petition Of Muslim Side On Regular Shringar Gauri Worship In Gyanvapi Premises
Prayagraj, May 31 (TNA) The Allahabad High Court (HC) on Wednesday delivered its verdict in the Shringar Gauri case related to the Gyanvapi case of Varanasi. Hearing the petition demanding regular worship of Shringar Gauri, the Allahabad High Court rejected the petition filed by the Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee, after the completion of the arguments, the court on December 23, 2022.
The Allahabad HC considered the petition of the Hindu side seeking the right to regular worship of the idols of Shringar Gauri/deities present in the Gyanvapi premises to be heard, the court rejected the petition of the mosque committee.
Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee had challenged the decision of District Judge Varanasi. The civil suit was filed by Rakhi Singh of the Hindu side and 9 others in the Varanasi court. The mosque's arrangements committee had filed an application in the High Court against the rejection of its objection in this case. In the application, the decision of the District Judge of Varanasi was challenged on September 12.
10 people including 5 women who filed the case in the court were made parties. The objection filed by the Muslim side was rejected by the court of the District Judge of Varanasi. The Muslim side has argued that the civil suit is not maintainable under the Places of Worship Act of 1991 and the Central Waqf Act of 1995.
Senior Advocates SFA Naqvi, Zaheer Asgar, Fatima Anjum on behalf of the Muslim side petitioners and Advocates Harishankar Jain, Vishnu Shankar Jain, Prabhash Pandey, Pradeep Sharma, Saurabh Tiwari, Vineet Sankalp, Additional Advocate General MC Chaturvedi, Chief Standing Counsel on behalf of the Hindu side Bipin Bihari Pandey argued.
Petitioner's advocate Naqvi argued that regular worship is prohibited by the Place of Worship Act because, worship would disturb the religious nature of the place, which cannot be done legally. That's why regular worship should not be allowed here. A single bench of Justice JJ Munir pronounced the verdict.