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Gyanvapi Masjid Case Highlights: Supreme Court transfers petition to district court, says interim order to continue

Gyanvapi Mosque Row Live Updates, Gyanvapi Masjid Hearing in Supreme Court Today Live: Ascertainment of religious character not barred under Places of Worship Act, 1991, SC tells Muslim petitioner

Gyanvapi Masjid Case, Varanasi's Gyanvapi Mosque Case Live News: The Supreme Court had yesterday deferred the hearing by a day and had asked the trial court to put on hold its proceedings till it takes up the matter (on Friday).

Varanasi’s Gyanvapi Mosque Case Hearing Highlights: The Supreme Court today resumed hearing on the Gyanvapi mosque issue. A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant and PS Narsimha had yesterday deferred the hearing by a day and had asked the trial court to put on hold its proceedings till it takes up the matter (on Friday). On May 17, the top court had directed the district magistrate of Varanasi to ensure the protection of an area inside the Gyanvapi-Shringar Gauri complex where a ‘Shivling’ is said to have been found during a survey and allowed Muslims to offer ‘namaz’ and perform “religious observances”. 

The Varanasi court will now continue with its hearing on May 23, a counsel representing the Hindu petitioners said. The counsel for the mosque management committee said both sides filed their “objections and counter-objections” before the trial court on Thursday. The survey report , which was submitted before the Varanasi court on Thursday, has claimed the presence of debris of old temples at the corner of the northern and western walls outside the barricading, and Hindu motifs such as bells, Kalash, flowers and trishul were visible on pillars in the tehkhana (basement).

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16:16 (IST) 20 May 2022
Gyanvapi Masjid Case Hearing Live News: Matter to be listed after vacations

'We hope everyone has a happy and healthy vacation since most are going out,' says SC as the hearing ends

16:09 (IST) 20 May 2022
Gyanvapi Masjid Case Hearing Live News: ‘ this case before the civil judge Varanasi shall stand transferred,’ says apex court

Having regard to the sensitivity of this civil suit case, this case before the civil judge Varanasi shall stand transferred and be heard by senior and experienced judicial officer of UP judicial services, says SC

16:06 (IST) 20 May 2022
Gyanvapi Masjid Case Hearing Live News: Solicitor General on ‘vazukhana’

'Using pond water will lead to law and order situation, says Solicitor General

15:48 (IST) 20 May 2022
Gyanvapi Masjid Case Hearing Live News: What top court says on media leaks

'We are here in a joint mission to preserve a sense of unification in the country. Once commission report is there, there cannot be selective leaks. Do not leaks thing to the press. Only judge opens the report,' says Supreme Court

15:47 (IST) 20 May 2022
Gyanvapi Masjid Case Hearing Live News: What SC says on the order

Our order is to maintain a certain degree of peace and calm. Interim orders calm some frayed nerves with some healing touch, says Top Court

15:36 (IST) 20 May 2022
Gyanvapi Masjid Case Hearing Live News: What Muslim side says

Senior Advocate Ahmadi appearing for Muslim plaintiff: 'A narrative is being created…Look at how this is being raked across India'

15:32 (IST) 20 May 2022
Gyanvapi Masjid Case Hearing Live News: Proceedings continue

Our order was to create a balance, says Supreme Court

15:31 (IST) 20 May 2022
Gyanvapi Masjid Case Hearing Live News: The hearing begins

'We cannot put that application in the backburner,' says the apex court

12:16 (IST) 20 May 2022
Owaisi wants to remain in news by making statements on Gyanvapi: UP Deputy CM

Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak on Thursday said AIMIM's leader Asaduddin Owaisi “wants to remain in news” by making statements on Gyanvapi mosque issue. However, Pathak did not comment on the Gyanvapi issue and said the “matter is in court and we will follow the order”.

09:44 (IST) 20 May 2022
Survey reports claim presence of debris of old temples, Hindu motifs in basement

The reports of two videography surveys of the Gyanvapi mosque complex have claimed the presence of debris of old temples at the corner of the northern and western walls outside the barricading, and Hindu motifs such as bells, Kalash, flowers and trishul were visible on pillars in the tehkhana (basement), reported The Indian ExpressRead More

The Hindu parties have told the Supreme Court that Gynavapi mosque in Varanasi is not a mosque, as Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb “did not pass any order to create a waqf over the land in question or for handing over land to any Muslim or body of Muslims”.

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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