Plea in court to hold ‘urs’ in Gyanvapi | India News

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VARANASI: The court of the civil judge (senior division) here on Wednesday began hearing a case filed by a group of Muslims led by Mukhtar Ansari of Salmon to seek the right to hold “urs”, offer a “chadar” and “fateha” at “three mazars” in the Gyanvapi compound, behind the mosque. The court later fixed October 3 as the next date of hearing.
Talking to TOI on Thursday, Ansari said, “We had filed our case before the court of the district judge on July 26. The district judge on July 27 transferred the case to the court of civil judge (senior division) Kumud Lata Tripathi… The court has fixed October 3 as the date for the next hearing in our case.”
Ansari has also filed an application in the district judge’s court to become a party in case 18/2022, filed by five women plaintiffs seeking the right to worship Shringar Gauri and other deities in the Gyanvapi mosque.
He added, “The Anjuman Intezamia Masajid (AIM) — the Gyanvapi mosque management committee — district magistrate, commissioner of police and state of UP have been made parties in the case of seeking permission to hold ‘urs’ and offering ‘chadar’ at mazars in Gyanvapi compound. They all have been served notices by the court.”





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