The Varanasi chief justice is expected to decide today whether the court will proceed with hearing the case brought by five Hindu women seeking permission to worship inside the city's Gyanvapi mosque. , located near the famous Kashi Viswanath temple.
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1. District Judge AK Vishvesha can decide whether the women's case - which led to an investigation into the Gyanvapi mosque - will continue to be heard or be dismissed.
2. In May, the Supreme Court assigned the case to the Varanasi High Court, transferring it to the lower court where it was being heard until then.
3. The Supreme Court has ordered, "Considering the complexity and complexity of the case, the civil case will be heard before the Municipal Magistrate Varanasi in the presence of an experienced senior officer from the UP Judicial Service."
4. A month before the Supreme Court intervened in the matter, the Civil Court of Varanasi ordered the demolition of the Gyanvapi mosque, based on the petition of Hindu women who said that there were idols of Hindu gods and Hindu goddesses in Gyanvapi Mosque. .
5. The report on the blast at the mosque was later submitted to the court in Varanasi under seal, but Hindu petitioners released a controversial statement a few hours later.
6. The report said that the 'Shivling' was found in a pond inside the mosque which was used for 'Wazoo' or the ritual of purification before the Muslim prayers. The investigating judge at the time ordered the dam to be closed.
7. The Gyanvapi Mosque Committee challenged this apology in the World Mosque in the Supreme Court.
8. The petitioners stated that the film contravened the Places of Worship Act 1991, which established the religious status of any place of worship from 15 August 1947.
9. "These requests and signs of mosques will cause social injustice and civil strife, and will affect mosques across the country," the mosque committee has said.
10. The mosque committee presented a similar argument in the court of Varanasi District, where the lawyers of the Hindu petitioners said that the law did not prevent their case and they could prove in court that the mosque is really a temple like independence day. .