The Gyanvapi-Shringar Gauri complex matter will be heard again in Varanasi district court, and the complex's maintainability will be decided. According to Supreme Court orders, the case would be heard in the court of District Judge AK Vishevesh, according to district government attorney Rana Sanjeev Singh.
The court has also given both Hindu and Muslim parties a week to file objections to the results of a court-ordered videography study of the Gyanvapi mosque grounds, according to Singh. The hearing on the Muslim side's plea was set for May 26 by the civil magistrate on Tuesday.
According to Vishnu Shankar Jain, a lawyer for the Hindu side, the claim is without validity because it violates the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991. According to Jain, the court directed that the panel report be made available to both sides for raising objections.
The Hindu side contended that the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act 1991 does not bar in determining the nature of a place of worship a day before the Varanasi district court hearing the civil suit on the Gyanvapi mosque-Kashi Viswanath temple complex issue.
According to IANS, Advocate Subhash Nandan, who is representing the five Hindu women plaintiffs in the trial court, it is critical to determine the religious nature of the place. Last week, the Supreme Court also stated that the Places of Worship Act, 1991, does not prohibit the determination of the religious character of a place of worship.
The Hindu side claimed that in 1669, then-Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb issued 'farmaans' ordering the destruction of various Hindu temples, including Kashi and Mathura.