Gyanvapi mosque: SC asks Varanasi court not to pass any order today

The Supreme Court Thursday adjourned the hearing in the Gyanvapi mosque matter till Friday.

The top court asked the Varanasi court to not proceed with the trial today as the plaintiffs from Hindu side requested more time.

The court-appointed commission who was asked to conduct a survey of the Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi mosque complex, filed a sealed report in a Varanasi court on Wednesday.

The three boxes, each contain video recordings from the separate days of the survey — May 14, 15 and 16.

The top court had earlier ordered authorities to secure the site in the complex where a Shivling was claimed to have been found, and allowed Muslims to offer prayers at the mosque without restrictions.

Meanwhile, an official of the mosque management committee said that the Muslims are not able to do wazu because the area where water is available through taps has been sealed.

“We have requested the namazis to do wazu at home before coming to the mosque,” he said.

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), India’s tallest Muslim body has reacted sharply to the ongoing Hindutva campaigns against Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi, saying hate-mongering forces were spreading false propaganda and targeting Muslim holy places with full force.