The court has taken an important decision regarding the appointment of commissioner in Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Gyanvapi Masjid case. The temple and mosque complex will be visited by the commissioner appointed on April 19 and videography as well as photography will be done. The court has ordered deployment of security forces to prevent any untoward incident. The order was passed by the Varanasi District Court in respect of an application filed in September 2020. The petition has sought handing over of the premises to Hindus. The petitioners demanded inspection of the temple premises, radar survey and videography.
Arguing on behalf of Kashi Vishwanath temple, the advocate said that damage to the temple does not change its religious nature.
what is the dispute ,
Regarding the Gyanvapi mosque, Hindus have claimed that there is a Jyotirlinga under the disputed structure and there are pictures of gods and goddesses on the walls. This temple was demolished by Aurangzeb in 1664. On one part of which a mosque has been built which is known as Gyanvapi Masjid. Respondent Anjuman Intajamiya Masjid Committee and Sunni Waqf Board have claimed that earlier there was no temple here. The template has been in this form since 1669.
case in court
The Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi Masjid case was filed in the Varanasi Court in 1991. In which permission was sought for worship in Gyanvapi. However, the Masjid Committee challenged it in the High Court under the Places of Worship Act, 1991. The Allahabad High Court had stayed the status quo in 1993. Which was challenged in the Supreme Court. In 2019, the hearing started again in the Varanasi Court.