Allahabad High Court To Hear Some Issues On Gyanvapi Petition On Friday

Allahabad High Court To Hear Some Issues On Gyanvapi Petition On Friday

Prayagraj, May 25 (TNA) The Allahabad High Court will hear again on May 26 on certain issues of the petitions filed regarding the order of the Varanasi court regarding the validity of the civil suit and the order of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to survey the Gyanvapi complex.

The court had reserved the verdict after the arguments of both the sides were over. Along with this, the ban on the Varanasi court's order to conduct the survey was extended till the verdict is announced. While writing the verdict, the court has ordered a re-hearing for clarification from the advocates of the parties on some points.

This order was given by Justice Prakash Padia, who is hearing the petitions of the Sunni Central Waqf Board and Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee. It has been said on behalf of the petitioners that the civil suit is not maintainable under Section 4 of the Places of Worship Act, 1991. It is settled law that an order passed and no other legal remedy is available can be challenged in a petition under Article 227.

The Hindu side, said that Lord Vishweshwara is a self-existent God, given by nature and are not man-made. It referred to the decision of the Supreme Court in M. Siddique vs. Mahant Suresh Das and others on this issue. It was said that the idol is self-manifested therefore, Section 4 of the Places of Worship Act will not be applicable in this case.

The temple side also said that the application of Order Seven Rule 11 Civil Procedure Code will be decided only on the facts of the case.

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