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Hearings commenced today in the Court of District Judge in Varanasi after the Supreme Court on Friday ordered that the Gyanvapi mosque case be transferred from the civil judge to the district judge in Varanasi due to the complexity of the issues.

A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant, and PS Narasimha directed that the case be investigated by a "senior and experienced" judicial officer from the Uttar Pradesh Higher Judicial Service.

According to the court, the District Judge should decide on the priority of the civil litigation in the Gyanvapi-Kashi Vishwanath, as requested by the Committee of Management Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Varanasi.

"Due to the sensitivity of this civil case, the case before the civil judge in Varanasi will be transferred and heard by a senior and experienced judicial officer from the Uttar Pradesh Judicial Services. As a result, the case was shifted from Varanasi's Civil Judge (Senior Division) to Varanasi's District Judge. On the transfer of the litigation, the District Judge will decide on the plaintiff's application submitted under Order 7 Rule 11 CPC "The court ruled.

The Court Will Make a Decision Tomorrow

The court has deferred its decision on how the hearing will be conducted and when the hearing will begin until tomorrow.

What the Supreme Court Said Previously in the Gyanvapi Mosque Case

Hearing a plea contesting the shooting of Varanasi's Gyanvapi mosque, the Supreme Court ruled the case would be heard by an experienced Uttar Pradesh judge. The Supreme Court judgement was summarised in five points.