The Allahabad Excessive Court docket will hear a plea filed by the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Waqf Board and the Gyanvapi masjid administration committee on Friday that has challenged the maintainability of a go well with pending earlier than a Varanasi courtroom, looking for the restoration of a temple on the web site of the mosque. The petitioners have additionally challenged an April 8, 2021 order of the Varanasi courtroom, directing the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to conduct a complete survey of the Gyanvapi mosque advanced.
On November 28, 2022, Justice Prakash Padia reserved his judgment within the matter after listening to either side at size, information company PTI reported. Nonetheless, in its order dated Could 24, Justice Padia mentioned extra clarifications had been required from the counsel for the events. Contemplating this, the matter was put up, together with different linked issues, for additional listening to on Friday, PTI’s report talked about.
The excessive courtroom had beforehand reserved its judgment on the maintainability of the go well with pending within the Varanasi courtroom. Now, all linked issues on the go well with’s maintainability and the order for the ASI survey might be heard collectively by the courtroom right this moment.
On April 8, 2021, the Varanasi courtroom, whereas listening to a go well with looking for the restoration of the temple on the Gyanvapi mosque web site, directed the ASI to conduct a complete survey of the mosque advanced.
Following this, the Varanasi courtroom’s order was challenged earlier than the excessive courtroom by the Anjuman Intezamia Masjid (AIM), the Gyanvapi administration committee, and the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board.
On September 9, 2021, the excessive courtroom stayed the Varanasi courtroom’s order. The keep order was prolonged every now and then in the course of the listening to of the matter.
Listening to the petition filed by the AIM and the waqf board, Justice Padia reserved his judgment on November 28, 2022, and directed that the interim keep on the Varanasi courtroom order asking the ASI to conduct a survey of the mosque advanced will proceed until the supply of the judgment.