Allahabad High Court Chief Justice's Bench To Hear Cases Related To Gyanvapi Masjid Dispute Today

Allahabad High Court Chief Justice's Bench To Hear Cases Related To Gyanvapi Masjid Dispute Today

Prayagraj, August 28 (TNA) In big news related to the Gyanvapi Masjid dispute of Varanasi, after the judgment on the matter was reserved, the Allahabad High Court will hold a hearing again on Monday.

Petitions were filed in the court of Varanasi regarding the maintainability of the case filed 32 years ago in 1991. The matter of getting the survey done by the ASI of the Gyanvapi Masjid complex is also to be heard.

Chief Justice Pritinkar Diwakar will now conduct the hearing himself. After the completion of the hearing, the single bench of Justice Prakash Padia had reserved the judgment on 25 July. All these cases are included in the cause list of the Chief Justice for hearing today.

Somnath Vyas of Kashi, Ramnarayan Sharma and Harihar Pandey had filed a case in the court of Varanasi as a friend of Adi Vishweshwar. It was claimed in the lawsuit that there was a temple in place of the Gyanvapi mosque and the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb had built a mosque by demolishing the temple. In the petition, there was a demand for handing over the disputed site to the Hindus and permission for worship.

There are three petitions by the Arrangement Committee of Gyanvapi Masjid and two by the UP Sunni Central Waqf Board. In the case, Justice Prakash Padia's bench had also reserved the judgment after completion of the hearing on November 28 last year. However, this year in the months of May and July, he had done a hearing again.

Recently, the Supreme Court Collegium has also recommended the transfer of Justice Prakash Padia from Allahabad High Court to Jharkhand High Court, which is yet to be approved by the Central Government.

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