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Varanasi court to deliver verdict on plea seeking worship of 'Shivling' in Gyanvapi premises

Updated on: 08 November,2022 09:43 AM IST  |  Varanasi
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It is to be noted that the Muslim side is allowed to offer prayers at present

Varanasi court to deliver verdict on plea seeking worship of 'Shivling' in Gyanvapi premises

Gyanvapi mosque

A fast-track court in Varanasi will pronounce its verdict today on the plea seeking worship of the 'Shivling' that the Hindu side claimed to be found on the Gyanvapi mosque premises.


The Civil Judge Senior Division Fast Track court will deliver its verdict on the three main demands by the plaintiff which include the permission for the immediate beginning of prayer of Swayambhu Jyotirlinga Bhagwan Vishweshwar, the handing over of the entire Gyanvapi complex to the Hindus, and banning the entry of Muslims inside the premises of the Gyanvapi complex.


It is to be noted that the Muslim side is allowed to offer prayers at present.


During the previous hearing that took place in October, the Varanasi court had refused to allow a 'scientific investigation' of the purported 'Shivling'.The Hindu side had demanded carbon dating of the structure they claimed to be a Shivling found inside the Gyanvapi Mosque's wazukhana.

However, the Muslim side said that the structure found was a 'fountain'. The Hindu side had then submitted an application in the Varanasi District Court on September 22 that sought a carbon dating of the object they claimed to be 'Shivling'.

The Hindu side said that they would approach the Supreme Court against the Varanasi court's verdict refusing to allow a 'scientific investigation' of the purported 'Shivling', claiming to be found on the Gyanvapi mosque premises.

On September 29 hearing, the Hindu side had demanded a scientific investigation of the 'Shivling' by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the carbon dating of 'Argha' and the area around it.

The Varanasi court said, "It would not be proper to order the survey of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and by giving such order the age, nature, and structure of the said Shivling is known, even this does not imply the possibility of a just solution".Advocate Vishnu Jain, representing the side in the Gyanvapi case, "Court has rejected our demand of seeking carbon dating. We'll move to Supreme Court against this order and challenge it there. I cannot announce the date as of now, but we'll soon challenge this order in Supreme Court.

"Another lawyer of the Hindu side Madan Mohan Yadav said, "Though the court has rejected the demand of seeking carbon dating, the option of going to the High Court is available and the Hindu side will place their point before the High Court as well."

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