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GYANVAPI MOSQUE SURVEY- Supreme Court Hearing- Live Updates

17 May 2022 4:33 AM GMT
GYANVAPI MOSQUE SURVEY- Supreme Court Hearing- Live Updates

The Supreme Court will hear today the Masjid Committee's plea challenging the survey ordered by a Varanasi Court in Gyanvapi mosque complex.

A Varanasi Court directed the sealing of a spot in the Gyanvapi Mosque complex after being told that a Shiva Linga was found inside premises by the court-appointed Advocate Commissioner during the survey.

Anjuman Intezamia Masajid Management Committee has moved Supreme Court challenging the survey ordered by a Varanasi court in Gyanvapi Mosque premises on a plea by a few Hindu devotees.

A bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and PS Narasimha is hearing the plea. The bench commences sitting at 10.30 AM. Stay on this page for LIVE UPDATES from the hearing.

Live Updates

  • 17 May 2022 11:48 AM GMT

    Intervenor seeks to make submission

    J Chandrachud: But who are you?

    Counsel: I’m a devotee

    J Chandrachud: We forget the ambit of civil matters. Lets confine it to the parties. Otherwise, there will be 500 on this side and 500 on that side. 

  • 17 May 2022 11:47 AM GMT

    Ahmadi: One last request, your lordship have observed "reported to be a shiva linga". There’s no report. It’s only the plaintiff’s say.

    Justice Chandrachud: Okay we’ll say ‘indicated in the impugned order’. 

  • 17 May 2022 11:43 AM GMT

    Ahmadi: He shouldn’t have used the word sensationalise. Its a personal remark.

    J Chandrachud : You both have conducted proceedings with dignity lets leave it at that.

  • 17 May 2022 11:42 AM GMT

    SG : Wazu can be done without disturbing it.

    Ahmadi : Please stay the trial court proceedings till Thursday.

    SG objects : This is to sensationalize.

  • 17 May 2022 11:42 AM GMT

    J Chandrachud : Mr Ahmadi, we have excluded the three reliefs sought in the application. We have protected the spot where the shiv ling was found. And we have clarified that this will not restrict the rights of Muslims. I think this is a balance.

  • 17 May 2022 11:40 AM GMT

    J Chandrachud : Is Wazu not a religious observance?

    Ahmadi : Please don't leave any doubt.

  • 17 May 2022 11:39 AM GMT

    Order : The area where shiv ling is found shall be protected. The above order shall not in any manner restrict or impede the entry of Muslims to mosque for namaz or religious observances.

    Ahmadi : And wazu too.

    SG : That is my concern as a State.

  • 17 May 2022 11:38 AM GMT

    SG : The area where shiv ling is found, it should be protected, suppose someone goes there and touches with feet, there will be law and order problem.

  • 17 May 2022 11:37 AM GMT

    Order : ..the entirety of the reliefs have been allowed. In order to obviate any difficulties on the meaning and intent of the trial judge, the operation and ambit of the order dated May 16 shall stand restricted to the extent that the DM Varanasi shall ensure...

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