Masjid committee’s challenge to maintainability of suit seeking possession of Gyanvapi Mosque dismissed

Varanasi, November 18 (KMS): A court in Varanasi dismissed an application of the Anjuman Masjid Committee, which manages the Gyanvapi Mosque, challenging the maintainability of a title suit praying to hand over the possession of the Gyanvapi Mosque premises to Lord Vishweshwar Virajman (Swayambhu) and others.

According to Kashmir Media Service, dismissing the application, the fast-track court of Civil judge (senior division) Mahendra Kumar Pandey posted the case for further hearing on December 2.

The court had reserved the judgment on the matter on October 27.

The suit prays that the possession of the entire Gyanvapi complex be handed over to the Hindus and the plaintiffs be allowed to offer their prayers to the Hindu deity and worship the ‘Shivling’ reportedly found inside the mosque premises on May 16.

It is important to note that this is a different suit not connected with another suit pending before the Varanasi Court filed by 5 Hindu women worshippers seeking all-year-round rights to pray inside the Gyanvapi Mosque premises.

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