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Gyanvapi Mosque Case : Live Updates From Varanasi District Court

23 May 2022 8:50 AM GMT
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The Varanasi District Court is hearing today the suit filed by Hindu women seeking right to worship in the Gyanvapi mosque.

On May 20, the Supreme Court had transferred the suit from the Court of Civil Judge Senior Division to the District Court saying that an experienced and senior judge should handle the matter having regard to its complexities and sensitivity.

The Supreme Court had also directed the District Court to hear on priority the application filed by Anjuman Intezemia Masjid Committee (which manages the Gyanvapi mosque) under Order 7 Rule 11 of the Code of Civil Procedure seeking rejection of the plaint as barred by the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act 1991.

District Judge Dr.Ajay Kumar Vishvesha is hearing the matter at 2 PM today.

Follow this page for live-updates.

Live Updates

  • 23 May 2022 9:41 AM GMT

    Court to decide tomorrow on the course of action to be taken on hearing Order 7 Rule 11 application.

  • 23 May 2022 9:40 AM GMT

    Plaintiffs argued that the Order 7 Rule 11 application should not be heard in isolation & should be considered along with the Commission Report. They relied onOrder 26 Rule 10 CPC.

    Defendants argued that Order 7 Rule 11 application must be heard in isolation.

  • 23 May 2022 9:35 AM GMT

    Plaintiffs argued that they should be provided with the CD, report and the pictures of the survey of GyanvapiMosque

  • 23 May 2022 9:28 AM GMT

    Court to pass orders tomorrow on whether to hear the Order 7 Rule 11 applicaiton of Masjid Committee first or to invite objections to Commission Report.

    Masjid Committee : Hear Order 7 Rule 11 first.

    Plaintiffs : Let all the evidence come and then hear all the pleas together

  • 23 May 2022 9:22 AM GMT

    Court to decide which application would be heard first as there are many applications before it.

  • 23 May 2022 9:18 AM GMT

    Hearing over for today. Only the parties and their lawyers allowed entry in court room.

  • 23 May 2022 9:07 AM GMT

    Counsels for the plaintiffs at Court premises.


  • 23 May 2022 9:05 AM GMT

    4 out of 5 plaintiffs are in the courtroom namely: Lakshmi Devi, Sita Sahu, Manju Vyas and Rekha Path.


  • 23 May 2022 9:05 AM GMT

    Former court commissioner Ajay Mishra has not been allowed inside the court. Court employees have said that only those whose name will be in Vakalatnama will be allowed inside the Court-room.

  • 23 May 2022 8:57 AM GMT

    An Advocate files an application under 156 (3) CrPC before Chief Judicial Magistrate for registration of FIR under sections 153A(2) & 505 (3) IPC against persons who allegedly performed wuzu (between May 16-19) in the wuzukhana where Shiva Linga was stated to be found.

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