Gyanvapi Masjid: Hindu side’s lawyer said, even after demolition, the land belongs to the temple

Prayagraj: In the Gyanvapi Masjid case, the counsel representing the Hindu side argued on Thursday that even with the demolition of the temple at the site, the land does not lose its character of being a temple land, and thus the Places of Worship Act does not apply. Is. If. The submission was made in response to a petition related to a lawsuit seeking regular worship of Shringar Gauri and other deities in the mosque in Varanasi.

The lawyer said that the temple on the disputed land existed long before India’s independence. The Allahabad High Court will continue hearing on December 13 a civil revision petition of the Anjuman Intejamia Masjid (AIM) challenging the order of a Varanasi court which dismissed its objections on the maintainability of the suit filed by five Hindu women. was rejected, seeking permission to worship. Mosque courtyard.

As per the fixed date, the hearing of the case resumed on Thursday. However, after a brief hearing, Justice JJ Munir posted the matter for further hearing on December 13. During the hearing, the Hindu side also argued that the case of Deen Mohammed, filed during the British era, would not be applicable in the present proceedings as no person from the Hindu community was impleaded in the said case.

The Deen Mohammad case was filed to declare the three mausoleums at the disputed site as Waqf property. The District Judge Varanasi had on September 12 dismissed AIM’s plea filed under Order 7 Rule 11 of the Code of Civil Procedure (CPC), challenging the maintainability of the suit filed by five Hindu litigants.

While dismissing AIM’s plea, the judge had observed that the suit of the plaintiffs (five Hindu women) is not barred by the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991, the Waqf Act 1995 and the UP Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple Act. , 1983 as was being claimed by AIM.