In the matter of seeking permission to worship idols of Hindu deities in Varanasi Gyanavabi Masjid, permission has been sought from the Varanasi District Court to calculate the antiquity of the Shivling in the mosque.
Gyanavabi Masjid is located near Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Alleging that the mosque was built by demolishing a part of the temple during the reign of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, some Hindu women filed a petition in the court asking them to worship images of Hindu deities on the adjacent wall of the mosque every day. be allowed to do.
The Supreme Court heard the appeals and appeals in respect of this petition and ordered that a District Judge with twenty years of experience should hear the matter. Based on this, the district court is probing the matter. The matter was heard on Thursday before Justice AK Special.
At that time, advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain, appearing for the petitioners, argued, “Carbon analysis should be done to calculate the antiquity of the Shivalingam at the site established to store water in the mosque.”
After that, the judge adjourned the matter till 29th for the next hearing and ordered the administration of Gyanwabi Masjid to record its opinion on the demand for carbon audit by then. The judge rejected the request of the mosque management to adjourn the hearing for eight weeks.
It is noteworthy that on the 12th, the court rejected the submission made by the Anjuman India Jamia Masjid Committee, which is managing the Gyanwabi Masjid, that the petition of Hindu women should not be accepted for investigation.