SC Asks Varanasi Administration To Hold Meeting For Providing Working Arrangements For Wazu In Gyanvapi Mosque Complex
New Delhi, April 18 (TNA) The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday asked the Varanasi district collector to hold a meeting for providing “congenial” working arrangements for ‘wazu’ (ritual ablution) for Muslim devotees at the Gyanvapi mosque complex.
Before this the Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Uttar Pradesh government, apprised the apex court bench comprising of Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and justices P S Narasimha and J B Pardiwala that the meeting would be held on Tuesday and the decision will be implemented for providing facilities for ‘wazu’ on the premises.
The SC bench was hearing a plea by the Committee of Management Anjuman Intezamia Masjid which manages the mosque in the Gyanvapi complex, and said it will hear the matter next on April 21, but made it clear that if a consensus can be reached, it can be implemented without waiting for further orders from the court.
Senior Advocate Huzefa Ahmadi, appearing for the mosque committee, told the bench that the ablution was done earlier in the area where a fountain stood, and there were washrooms too nearby.