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Petitions in Allahabad HC on Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi Mosque Dispute

Gyanvapi mosqur in Varanasi. Wikipedia photo

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday set up its registry to place two separate petitions in connection with the decades-old Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi Mosque dispute in Varanasi, before an appropriate bank. The order was handed over by Justice Sangeeta Chandra on petitions filed by Anjuman Intazamia Masjid, Varanasi and Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Council of Waqfs, Lucknow. The Anjuman Intazamia Masjid had withdrawn the court from challenging orders passed by Additional District Judges, Varanasi, in 1997 and 1998, with its application being rejected against a civil lawsuit that had been rejected by the Kashi Vishwanath Mandir Trust.

Had the trust filed the lawsuit in 1991 to demand that a temple was built by Maharaja Vikramaditya more than 2,000 years ago on the site where the mosque had later been built. She claims that the temple was demolished by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1664 and a mosque built, on part of the property with the remains of the razed place of worship, which the Trust has sought to remove the Gyanvapi Mosque, from the site and owning the entire property.

In your application, before the ADJ Varanasi, the Anjuman Intazamia Masjid had claimed that a "Mandir-Masjid dispute" could not be slammed by a civil court as it was "barred by law" and requested that that Trust the application to be dismissed from the start. However, the lower court rejected the application.

The Sunni Waqf Board had pulled the court to contest the ADJ Varanasi's orders, contrary to its motion, which made a party to the civil action. Initially, both parties had challenged the lower court orders filing petitions under Article 226 (power of high courts to issue certain documents) of the Constitution.

According to the High Court deliberations, Anjuman Intazamia Masjid today filed an amendment request under Article 227 of dealing with the power of oversight of the courts by the Supreme Court that was allowed. The Sunni Waqf Board couldn't come up with the same and thus, a week's time occurred. Justice Chandra directed that the petitions that are placed before the bank have the necessary jurisdiction.