Uttar Pradesh: Varanasi Court Sets Hearing Date For Gyanvapi Masjid Committee's Plea Against Cellar Puja Decision

Uttar Pradesh: Varanasi Court Sets Hearing Date For Gyanvapi Masjid Committee's Plea Against Cellar Puja Decision

The Varanasi district court had on January 31 ruled that a priest can perform prayers before the idols in the southern cellar of the Gyanvapi mosque.

PTIUpdated: Thursday, February 15, 2024, 04:08 PM IST
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A Varanasi court on Thursday fixed February 28 as the date for hearing the Gyanvapi Masjid committee's plea against the recently allowed puja in a cellar of the mosque, the Hindu side counsel said.

The Varanasi district court had on January 31 ruled that a priest can perform prayers before the idols in the southern cellar of the Gyanvapi mosque.

The mosque committee moved the court challenging the verdict.

Advocate M M Yadav said Additional District Judge (I) Anil Kumar has fixed February 28 for the hearing.

The mosque committee has also moved a petition in the Allahabad High Court against the district court verdict.

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