Allahbad High court stays ASI review on Masjid case

Allahabad, 9/7: Allahabad High Court has given a big verdict in the Gyanvapi Masjid case. The High Court has stayed the ASI survey in the Gyanvapi Masjid premises. The court has stayed the 8 April judgment of the Varanasi Civil Court. Earlier, the civil court had ordered an ASI survey to investigate the mosque premises. Against this order, a demand was made by the UP Sunni Central Waqf Board and the Masjid Committee to ban the survey.

The Masjid’s Arrangement Committee and the UP Sunni Central Waqf Board had opposed the Varanasi court’s decision, saying that a matter in this regard is already in the High Court. In such a situation, the court of Varanasi cannot pass such an order and this order should be set aside. After the debate in this matter, the High Court had reserved the decision on 31 August.

What was the argument of the Masjid side The Masjid side had said in the court that the order passed by the Varanasi Court Civil Judge on April 8 is a clear violation of the Place of Worship Act of 1991. Under the Place of Worship Act of 1991, he has sought a stay on the order passed by the Varanasi Civil Judge on April 8, calling the petition of the temple side unjustified. It has been said on behalf of the petitioner that under the Place of Worship Act 1991, no change or alteration can be made in any religious place before 15 August 1947.

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