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Hindu Petitioners Win A Massive Step In Varanasi Courtroom

In Could, the Supreme Courtroom had assigned the case to the Varanasi district decide’s court docket

A court docket at present agreed to listen to the case of 5 Hindu ladies who wish to pray at a shrine contained in the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi, subsequent to the well-known Kashi Viswanath temple. Their petition can be heard on September 22.

Listed below are 10 info from this huge story

  1. It’s a huge step ahead for the 5 ladies, who need permission for yearlong puja and rituals in part of the mosque advanced. They declare there are idols of Hindu gods and goddesses within the advanced.

  2. Muslim petitioners, primarily mosque directors, need the petition thrown out and say they’re able to struggle until the Supreme Courtroom.

  3. Their problem was rejected on all three counts they’d cited. A very powerful of those is the 1991 legislation that freezes the standing of a spot of worship because it existed on August 15, 1947. The petitioners don’t need possession, simply the suitable to worship, the court docket mentioned.

  4. Earlier this yr, a decrease court docket ordered the filming of the centuries-old mosque primarily based on the petition of the ladies.

  5. The videography report, controversially leaked by the Hindu petitioners, claimed a “Shivling” or relic of Lord Shiva had been present in a pond throughout the mosque advanced used for “Wazoo” or purification rituals earlier than Muslim prayers.

  6. A court docket then sealed the pond and banned massive namaz gatherings within the high-profile mosque. The gatherings ought to be restricted to twenty folks, mentioned the court docket.

  7. The filming contained in the mosque was challenged within the Supreme Courtroom by the Gyanvapi mosque committee, which mentioned the transfer violates the 1991 legislation (Locations of Worship Act).

  8. The Muslim petitioners argued that “such petitions and sealing of mosques will result in public mischief and communal disharmony, will have an effect on mosques throughout the nation”.

  9. In Could, the Supreme Courtroom assigned the case to town’s most senior decide, referring to the “complexity and sensitivity” of the dispute that it mentioned requires skilled dealing with.

  10. The Gyanvapi mosque positioned in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency (Varanasi), is likely one of the a number of mosques that Hindu hardliners imagine have been constructed on the ruins of temples. It was one of many three temple-mosque rows, apart from Ayodhya and Mathura, which the BJP raised within the Nineteen Eighties and 90s, gaining nationwide prominence.



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