Gyanvapi: New Suit Seeking Removal of Mosque Transferred to Fast Track Court

The plea has requested that the plaintiffs should be declared the exclusive owners of the suit property.

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A day after a fresh suit was filed in court of civil judge, senior division, Varanasi, on Tuesday, 24 May, seeking removal of the Gyanvapi mosque from its existing location, the civil suit has been transferred to Fast Track Court, senior division, Bar and Bench reported.

The suit has been filed by 'Lord Aadi Vishweshar Viraajman' through 'next friend Kiran Singh', a devotee. The plaintiffs have claimed that the mosque was built over a temple.

The next hearing will be on 30 May.

The plea has requested that the plaintiffs should be declared the exclusive owner of the suit property.

'Devotees Will be Deprived of Their Right to Worship'

The plea stated that the disposal of the main suit, which was filed by five Hindu women, may take time and asserted that devotees meanwhile would be deprived of their rights to worship.

Therefore, the plea has sought an order from the court to allow worship of deities at the Gyanvapi mosque premises, according to Livelaw.

Further, the plea has also sought a permanent prohibitory injunction against defendants from interfering with the plaintiffs performing puja, darshan raj bhig, and arati at the site.

The Background

Five Hindu women have sought round-the-year access to pray at “a shrine behind the western wall of the mosque complex.” The site is currently made open for Hindu prayers once a year.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, 17 May, passed an interim order that while the area within the mosque where an alleged 'shivling' was said to be found should be protected, and Muslims must not be restricted from entering and praying in the mosque.

Following this interim order, the Hindu plaintiffs, through their advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain, filed an application in the Varanasi court have sought the razing of the wall and the removal of the resulting debris, in order for a further survey of the area where the alleged 'shivling' was found.

(With inputs from Bar and Bench, Livelaw)

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