Varanasi: A Varanasi court on Thursday rejected Gyanvapi Masjid committee’s objection to a petition seeking daily worshipping of the Shivling-like structure claimed to have been found in the mosque complex and fixed December 2 for hearing the case.
Fast-track court Judge Mahendra Kumar Pandey found the petition filed by Kiran Singh worth hearing and fixed December 2 for taking up the matter, Assistant District Government Counsel Sulabh Prakash said, as reported by news agency PTI.
The court rejected the objection filed by Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee questioning maintainability of the Singh’s plea.
The mosque committee had objected to the plea citing the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991. The Act states that the religious character of any place of worship as it existed on August 15, 1947, must be maintained.
Prakash said lawyers of the Hindu side argued that Waqf Act is not applicable to them.
The fast-track court had on Monday postponed its judgement on the matter till November 17.