Gyanvapi case: Fast-track court permits corrections to petition

Fast-track court is hearing a petition pertaining to prohibition of entry of Muslim devotees into the Gyanvapi mosque premises


On Thursday, July 14, the fast-track court of civil judge (senior division) Mahendra Kumar Pandey permitted the Hindu petitioners led by Vishwa Vaidik Sanatan Sangh (VVSS) to make changes to their petition.

After the previous hearing on July 8, VVSS chief Jitendra Singh Visen had told Navbharat Times that the word “never” in the application was inadvertently typed as “ever”, and that it needed to be rectified. Now LiveHindustan reports that there are six more points where the petitioners want to make changes. On Thursday, July 14, the court permitted the petitioners to make these changes and submit the revised copy within three days. The case has now been adjourned to July 21.

The VVSS led petitioners have made three main demands in the 77-page petition:

·The Muslim devotees and personnel of the Anjuman Intezamia Masjid (AIM), the committee that manages the Gyanvapi mosque, and who is the defendant in the case, be prohibited from entering the Gyanvapi complex

·The Gyanvapi complex be handed over to Hindus so that prayers as per Hindu traditions can take place there

·Daily prayers to the deity Adi Vishveshwar commence immediately

The petition was moved by Kiran Singh Visen, family member of VVSS president Jitendra Singh Visen, as next friend of the deity Adi Vishveswar. This petition was originally moved before the court of civil judge (senior division) Ravi Kumar Diwakar, the judge who had originally ordered the video survey of the Gyanvapi mosque.

But the Supreme Court transferred the wider Gyanvapi case from judge Diwakar to District Judge Ajay Krishna Vishwesha, asking him to first rule on the matter surrounding the maintainability of the suit as per provisions of Order 7 Rule 11 of the Civil Procedure Code (CPC). So, when the VVSS filed the petition demanding prohibition of access to Muslim devotees, judge Vishwesha transferred this specific petition on May 25 to the fast-track court of civil judge (senior division) Mahendra Kumar Pandey.


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