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Gyanvapi Case: Muslim Side Moves SC Challenging Allahabad HC's Order Allowing Suit Seeking Temple Restoration – News18


Curated By: Sanstuti Nath

Last Updated: February 26, 2024, 12:52 IST

The Gyanvapi Mosque committee challenged the high court’s December 19, 2023 order (File Image: PTI)

In the plea, the Muslim side said the findings of the Allahabad High Court order were against the intent of the Places of Worship Act (Special Provisions) Act of 1991

The Muslim side on Monday moved the Supreme Court challenging the Allahabad High Courtโ€™s last year order turning down five suits filed by the mosque committee and Sunni Waqf Board in the Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi land title dispute case.

The Gyanvapi Mosque committee challenged the high courtโ€™s December 19, 2023 order setting a six-month deadline for completion of proceedings in the 1991 suit filed by the Hindu side seeking possession of the mosque premises.

In the plea, the Muslim side said the findings of the Allahabad High Court order were against the intent of the Places of Worship Act (Special Provisions) Act of 1991.

Allahabad HC December 19 Order

In its December 19 order last year, the high courtย dismissed all five pleas challenging the maintainability of a civil suit pending before a Varanasi court seeking restoration of a temple at the site where the Gyanvapi mosque exists.

Justice Rohit Ranjan Agarwal said the suit filed in 1991 before a Varanasi court is maintainable and not barred by the Places of Religious Worship Act, 1991.

The court said the suit before the lower court should be decided within six months.

The Gyanvapi mosque is one of three places of Islamic worship that Hindutva organisations recognise as Hindu worship sites, along with the Babri Masjid (now destroyed) and the Shahi Idgah at Mathura.



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