New Delhi: The Varanasi district and sessions court on Monday dismissed the Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee’s challenge against the civil suits questioning the Gyanvapi mosque’s title in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh and said that hearing in the case will continue.

The court said that now the next hearing on this matter will be on 22 September 2022. In the judgment, the court dismissed the petition of the Muslim side. The Muslim side will now planning to go to the High Court.

After the decision of the district court of Varanasi, Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak in the UP government said that the court has given a very good decision. The decision is according to the sentiments of the people, that is why there is a wave of happiness across the state.

When the District Judge Ajay Krishna Vishwesh pronounced the verdict, the lawyers of the Hindu side Harishankar Jain and Vishnu Jain were present during this time. Apart from this, 3 out of 5 plaintiff women – Lakshmi Devi, Rekha Arya and Manju Vyas reached. Rakhi Singh and Sita Sahu did not come to the courtroom, only about 40 people of the parties and their lawyers got entry in the courtroom. The entry of other people was stopped 50 steps away from the courtroom.

Know what the petition was?

On 18 August 2021, under the leadership of Jitendra Singh Visen, the head of Vishwa Vaidik Sanatan Sangh, five women including Rakhi Singh filed a case in the court of Civil Judge Senior Division Ravi Kumar Diwakar.

Hindu side had claimed in a lower court that a Shivling was found during the videographic survey of the Gyanvapi mosque-Shringar Gauri complex but Muslim side rejected the claims.

The arguments of both the sides were completed in the hearing of 23 August on this petition. After hearing the arguments of both the sides, the court had reserved the decision.

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