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Gyanvapi row: Court admits plea for carbon-dating of ‘Shivling’, listening to to be held on September 29

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Gyanvapi row: Court admits plea for carbon-dating of 'Shivling', hearing to be held on September 29

By PTI

VARANASI: The Varanasi district court docket on Thursday admitted a plea for carbon-dating of a “Shivling” claimed to have been discovered contained in the Gyanvapi mosque complicated right here and requested the mosque administration to file its objections by the following date of listening to.

Judge A Okay Vishesh fastened September 29 as the following date of listening to within the matter involving the Gyanvapi mosque-Shringar Gauri dispute.

The court docket resumed listening to within the matter on Thursday, after rejecting a plea questioning the maintainability of the petition on September 12.

The petition seeks the court docket’s permission for worshipping the idols of the Hindu deities positioned on an outer wall of the mosque every day.

Appearing on behalf of the plaintiff girls, advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain positioned the demand for carbon-dating of the “Shivling” earlier than the court docket.

The decide allowed the plea and glued September 29 as the following date of listening to within the matter, district authorities advocate Rana Sanjeev Singh mentioned.

The court docket didn’t entertain the Muslim facet’s plea for fixing the following listening to eight weeks after the final date of listening to within the matter on September 12, he added.

The Hindu facet had earlier claimed that the “Shivling” was discovered near the “wazookhana” — a small reservoir utilized by Muslims to carry out ritual ablutions earlier than providing namaz — on the mosque premises.

The mosque administration had, nonetheless, mentioned it was a part of the fountain system of the “wazookhana”.

A complete of 15 individuals had submitted functions within the court docket to turn out to be events to the dispute.

The decide mentioned the functions of solely eight individuals, who had been current earlier than the court docket, might be thought of, Singh mentioned.

Five girls have filed the petition, searching for permission to worship the idols of the Hindu deities claimed to be positioned on an outer wall of the mosque every day.

The Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee has mentioned the mosque is a Waqf property.

It had earlier questioned the maintainability of the plea.

The committee takes care of the affairs of the mosque.

The mosque is positioned subsequent to the enduring Kashi Vishwanath temple and the case revived claims that the mosque was constructed on a portion of the Hindu construction demolished on the orders of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.

The Supreme Court had directed the district court docket to first resolve on the maintainability of the case filed by the 5 Hindu girls, searching for permission to supply every day prayers earlier than the idols of Shringar Gauri.

The mosque committee had approached the apex court docket, arguing that their plea was not maintainable because the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991 mandated that the character of such locations ought to stay because it was on the time of independence.

The 1991 regulation made an exemption just for the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute.

VARANASI: The Varanasi district court docket on Thursday admitted a plea for carbon-dating of a “Shivling” claimed to have been discovered contained in the Gyanvapi mosque complicated right here and requested the mosque administration to file its objections by the following date of listening to.

Judge A Okay Vishesh fastened September 29 as the following date of listening to within the matter involving the Gyanvapi mosque-Shringar Gauri dispute.

The court docket resumed listening to within the matter on Thursday, after rejecting a plea questioning the maintainability of the petition on September 12.

The petition seeks the court docket’s permission for worshipping the idols of the Hindu deities positioned on an outer wall of the mosque every day.

Appearing on behalf of the plaintiff girls, advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain positioned the demand for carbon-dating of the “Shivling” earlier than the court docket.

The decide allowed the plea and glued September 29 as the following date of listening to within the matter, district authorities advocate Rana Sanjeev Singh mentioned.

The court docket didn’t entertain the Muslim facet’s plea for fixing the following listening to eight weeks after the final date of listening to within the matter on September 12, he added.

The Hindu facet had earlier claimed that the “Shivling” was discovered near the “wazookhana” — a small reservoir utilized by Muslims to carry out ritual ablutions earlier than providing namaz — on the mosque premises.

The mosque administration had, nonetheless, mentioned it was a part of the fountain system of the “wazookhana”.

A complete of 15 individuals had submitted functions within the court docket to turn out to be events to the dispute.

The decide mentioned the functions of solely eight individuals, who had been current earlier than the court docket, might be thought of, Singh mentioned.

Five girls have filed the petition, searching for permission to worship the idols of the Hindu deities claimed to be positioned on an outer wall of the mosque every day.

The Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee has mentioned the mosque is a Waqf property.

It had earlier questioned the maintainability of the plea.

The committee takes care of the affairs of the mosque.

The mosque is positioned subsequent to the enduring Kashi Vishwanath temple and the case revived claims that the mosque was constructed on a portion of the Hindu construction demolished on the orders of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.

The Supreme Court had directed the district court docket to first resolve on the maintainability of the case filed by the 5 Hindu girls, searching for permission to supply every day prayers earlier than the idols of Shringar Gauri.

The mosque committee had approached the apex court docket, arguing that their plea was not maintainable because the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991 mandated that the character of such locations ought to stay because it was on the time of independence.

The 1991 regulation made an exemption just for the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute.