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Gyanvapi mosque committee moves Allahabad HC against Varanasi court’s order allowing ‘Puja’ in mosque

The Anjuman Intezamia Masajid Committee which manages Gyanvpai mosque has moved the Allahabad High Court challenging the Varanasi District Court’s order which allowed Hindus to perform prayers in the southern cellar of the Gyanvapi mosque.

Acting Chief Justice Manoj Kumar Gupta asked senior advocate SFA Naqvi to move an urgent listing plea before the Registrar Listing. Accordingly, an application has been moved before the Registrar Listing. The matter is likely to be taken up soon, Live Law reported.

This comes a day after the Supreme Court refused to urgently hear the Mosque Committee’s plea against the order allowing puja in Vyas Ji ka Tehkhana, located at the southern cellar of the Mosque.

The Hindu nationalists have been campaigning that the historic mosque was built on the site of the original Kashi Vishwanath temple, while Muslims maintain that the mosque was built on Waqf premises and that the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991 barred changing the character of any place of worship as it existed on August 15, 1947.

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