The Supreme Court will consider a request to protect a "Shivling" that was allegedly discovered at the Gyanvapi mosque on November 10 after the highest court issued a protective order for the region in May.
As the protection was set to expire on November 12, attorney Vishnu Shankar Jain, who was representing the five Hindu women who filed a lawsuit in Varanasi demanding the right to pray at the Gyanvapi mosque, asked the supreme court to take up the case before the window closed.
Justices Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud and Hima Kohli issued a brief order, "Upon being mentioned, taken on board. On November 10, list the exceptional leave petition.
After the trial court permitted videographic survey of the mosque complex next to the Kashi Vishwanath temple, the top court on May 17 protected the area where the 'Shivling,' as it was claimed to have been discovered by a Commission.