Gyanvapi Masjid Case Highlights: Hearing in SC, Varanasi court deferred till Friday; survey report submitted

Gyanvapi Case Live Updates: On Tuesday, the Supreme Court had issued notices to UP government and petitioner Hindu devotees and posted the plea of the mosque committee for hearing on May 19.

Gyanvapi Case Live Updates: On Tuesday, the Supreme Court had issued notices to UP government and petitioner Hindu devotees and posted the plea of the mosque committee for hearing on May 19.

Gyanvapi Case News Live Updates, Gyanvapi Masjid Case Hearing Live News: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the civil court in Varanasi to not proceed with hearing the Gyanvapi case till it takes up the matter on Friday. A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant and PS Narashima was informed by advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain that lead counsel Hari Shankar Jain for the Hindu devotees in the civil suit in the case is indisposed.

In the last hearing on Tuesday, the top court directed the District Magistrate of Varanasi to ensure protection of area inside the Gyanvapi-Shringar Gauri complex where ‘Shivling’ is said to be found in the survey and allowed Muslims to offer ‘Namaz’ even as a civil court removed advocate commissioner for displaying “irresponsible behaviour towards the discharge of his duties”.

The bench had issued notices to the Uttar Pradesh government and petitioner Hindu devotees and posted the plea of the mosque committee for hearing on May 19. The Muslim side has been referring to the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991 and its Section 4 which bars filing of any suit or initiating any other legal proceeding for a conversion of the religious character of any place of worship, as existing on August 15, 1947.

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Supreme Court Hearing on Gyanvapi Masjid Case Today Live

12:06 (IST) 19 May 2022
Gyanvapi Masjid case: SC defers hearing till tomorrow, asks Varanasi court to not proceed with trial today

The Supreme Court today deferred till Friday the hearing in the Gyanvapi mosque matter. It also asked the civil court in Varanasi to not proceed with hearing the case till it takes up the matter tomorrow. Read More

11:20 (IST) 19 May 2022
Supreme Court to hear Gyanvapi case tomorrow

Supreme Court to hear Gyanvapi mosque case on Friday, 20th May at 3 pm

11:20 (IST) 19 May 2022
Supreme Court asks Varanasi court to not proceed with case till Friday

Supreme Court asks trial court in Varanasi not to proceed with the Gyanvapi Mosque case till Friday, 20th May.

Vishnu Shankar Jain, advocate of the Hindu side, tells Supreme Court that senior advocate Hari Shankar Jain is not well and requests it to hear the Gyanvapi Mosque issue tomorrow.

11:04 (IST) 19 May 2022
Survey report submitted before Varanasi court

Court-appointed special assistant commissioner's report on Gyanvapi mosque survey submitted before Varanasi court.

09:45 (IST) 19 May 2022
Ajay Mishra filed report on survey he did on May 6-7: Vishal Singh

He (former court-appointed Commissioner Ajay Mishra) had filed the report of commissioning he did alone on 6-7 May. Report of the commissioning done on the insides of the premises on 14, 15 & 16 May will be filed today: Adv Vishal Singh

09:44 (IST) 19 May 2022
Survey report to be submitted before Varanasi court at 2 pm today

Advocate Vishal Singh, the Court-appointed special assistant commissioner, says that the survey report will be submitted at 2 pm today.

This was not a row. It was a misunderstanding. Court orders were honoured. I had not submitted any application for any removal, it's on record: Advocate Vishal Singh on removal of advocate Ajay Mishra as Court Commissioner

09:02 (IST) 19 May 2022
Plea on wazu facilities to come up in today’s hearing

The Supreme Court will also look into the application filed by the DGC which seeks to ensure wazu facilities and proper arrangements for the Muslims coming for namaz at Gyanvapi. The application asks the court to relook into its order ceiling the wazu pond area where the Hindu side claims that a shivling has been found.

08:59 (IST) 19 May 2022
Sacked surveyor submits 2-page report in Varanasi court

Sacked Advocate Commissioner Ajay Mishra submitted a 2-page report in the Varanasi court on Wednesday, reported News18. The report claims it found a fragmented deity, debris of the temple, shape of lotus in the mosque.

08:21 (IST) 19 May 2022
Survey report to be submitted in Varanasi court today

The much-awaited advocate commissioner’s survey report is all set to be submitted today in the court of civil judge senior division Varanasi. The survey of the Gyanyapi mosque was carried from May 14 to 16 amid tight security.

After the completion of the survey on Monday, the Varanasi court had ordered sealing of the area where one of the petitioners claimed that a 'shivling' was found.

08:07 (IST) 19 May 2022
Time has come for ‘historical facts’ to be put in the ‘right perspective’: RSS

“Right now the issue of Gyanvapi is going on. There are some facts which are coming out in the open. I believe we should let facts come out in the open. In any case, truth always finds a way to come out. How long can you hide it? I believe the time has come to put historical facts in the right perspective before society,” RSS Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh (all-India publicity in-charge) Sunil Ambekar said at the Devrishi Narad Patrakar Samman Samaroh, an RSS event to felicitate journalists.

In an unusual coincidence, the two judges of a Supreme Court bench hearing a plea against the survey of the Gyanvapi-Shringar Gauri complex in Varanasi have had an association with a similar kind of dispute relating to the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri masjid issue as well.

Justice Chandrachud is hearing a case involving a temple-mosque dispute for the second time. He was part of a five-judge constitution bench headed by the then CJI Ranjan Gogoi which on November 9 had cleared the way for the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, and had directed the Centre to allot a 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque.

Justice Narasimha, before becoming a judge of the top court, was associated with the case as a senior lawyer, who appeared for the Hindu side in the Ayodhya case.

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