- Petitioner Anjuman Intejamiya Masjid’s lawyer filed supplementary affidavit
- Hearing adjourned till August 17
- A structure like Shivling was found in Vajukhana
Gyanvapi Mosque: Bhagwan Vishweshwar and Gyanvapi Masjid dispute case Petitioner Anjuman Intejamiya Masjid’s lawyer Puneet Gupta on Wednesday filed a supplementary affidavit in the Allahabad High Court. In the supplementary affidavit, a gazetted information dated 26 December 1944 was brought to the notice of the Court through which the disputed property was registered as a Waqf property in the Official Gazette.
Lawyers for both sides gave their arguments
Puneet Gupta argued that this in itself admits that a mosque existed there on 15th August, 1947, therefore in view of the provisions of section 4 of the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act-1991, the present suit is void by law. . On the other hand, Ajay Kumar Singh, counsel for the respondent, argued that the disputed property has to be looked at as a whole and for this purpose it has to be determined as to what was its religious character as on 15th August, 1947 for which evidence is required. Is. Therefore the provisions of section 4 of the Act will not apply here.
Hearing adjourned till August 17
Ajay Singh sought 10 days’ time from the court to file a counter-affidavit on this supplementary affidavit, which was accepted by the court. Justice Prakash Padia after hearing the arguments of the parties, adjourned the matter till August 17. Significantly, the Anjuman Intejamiya Masjid of Varanasi has filed a petition in the Allahabad High Court challenging the sustainability of the original suit filed in 1991 in the District Court of Varanasi.
Know what’s the matter
Let us tell you that on the last day of the survey, on 16th May, the survey team got a structure from Vajukhana which was like Shivling in appearance. The Hindu side had claimed that it was the Shivalinga of Gyanvapi which was present in the temple which was hidden in the mosque. The story got stuck when the Muslim side told the structure of Shivling as a fountain but now the Hindu side claims that it is Shivling but it has been made a fountain under a big conspiracy and its evidence is also present.
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