Intezamia Committee moves HC against order on allowing puja in Gyanvapi mosque

Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 1 (UNI) The Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee on Thursday moved a revision petition in the Allahabad High Court against the order of the Varanasi district court allowing puja in the basement on the south side of the Gyanvapi mosque complex.

In the meantime, Shailendra Pathak, the plaintiff of the Hindu side, has also filed a caveat in the court praying to give a chance to be heard before passing any order if a petition was filed by the Intezamia Committee.

In the petition filed by the committee it has been prayed to stay the order of the Varanasi district court. It has been stated that an application on the maintainability of the suit under Order 7 Rule 11 has not been decided yet, therefore the order of the Varanasi District Judge giving right to worship was not right.

It may be noted that the District Court on Wednesday had directed the Varanasi District Magistrate to make arrangements for worship of idols seated inside the basement situated on the south side of Gyanvapi complex.

The court of District Judge Ajay Krishna Vishvesha gave the order in the case of Shailendra Kumar Pathak versus Committee of Management, Anjuman Intezamia Committee and others.

The court ordered, “District Magistrate Varanasi and Receiver is directed to make arrangements for puja, Raag-Bhog of idols located in the basement on the south side of the building of settlement plot number 9130, which is the suit property, by a priest named by the plaintiff and the Kashi Vishwanath Trust Board Get the puja, raga-bhog performed and make proper arrangements of iron fence within 7 days for this purpose.”

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