Curated By: Poulami Kundu
Last Updated: February 06, 2024, 09:37 IST
Gyanvapi mosque complex. (Photo: File)
Gyanvapi news: Two courts will hear Hindu side’s demand for the survey of the blocked cellars of the ‘tehkhana’ (basement) of the disputed Gyanvapi Mosque complex in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi and the Muslim side’s opposition to puja in the southern cellar on Tuesday (February 6)
The Varanasi district court is set to hear the Hindu side’s petition seeking an Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) survey of the closed cellars of the tehkhana (basement) of the disputed Gyanvapi Mosque complex in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi on Tuesday (February 6). Also, the Allahabad High Court will hear the Muslim side’s opposition to puja in the southern cellar today.
Last Friday, the Allahabad High Court refused to grant an interim stay on the Varanasi court order that allowed Hindu prayers before idols in ‘Vyas Ji ka Tehkhana’– a cellar in the basement of Gyanvapi mosque. The court said that unless the January 17 order is challenged, nothing can be done. Justice Rohit Ranjan Agrawal passed the order while hearing an appeal filed by the committee.
Days after Hindu prayers were at the southern cellar of the Gyanvapi Masjid for the first time in three decades a day after a local court gave the go-ahead for it at the 17th-century mosque complex, the Hindu side on Monday filed a fresh plea in the court demanding ASI survey of the rest of the basements in the mosque premises.