Plaintiffs do not represent entire Hindu community, says Aim Tells Court | Varanasi News

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Varanasi: The district court here on Monday heard arguments from the mosque’s management committee, Anjuman Intezamiya Masajid (OBJECTIVE), on the possibility of sustaining a plea by five Hindu women seeking permission to worship Shringar Gauri and other deities daily at the premises of the Gyanvapi Mosque.
As the hearing could not be completed, District Judge Ajay Krishna Vishvesha released the case on July 4 when AIM lawyers will continue their argument on the maintainability of the case.
During Monday’s pleadings, AIM’s team of lawyers said that in this petition, the women plaintiffs claimed the right to pray as individuals, a member of TOI’s Akhlaqe Ahmad team informed.
He added, “We have mentioned that these women do not represent the entire Hindu community, hence the claim, which is for the whole of society, is not tenable.”
“The district judge began the hearing at 2 p.m., which continued until 4 p.m. AIM’s team of lawyers have read paragraphs 13 to 39 of the motion filed by the women plaintiffs and have continued to raise objections while challenging the maintainability of the case,” the lawyer told TOI. of the District Government (Civil) Mahendra Prasad Pandey.
Senior female plaintiff lawyer Harishankar Jain said AIM was also referring to the 1937 case Deen Mohammad v. Secretary of State, in which the court decided based on oral evidence and documents. that this whole complex (Gyanvapi Mosque complex) belonged to the property of the Muslim Waqf.
He said: “AIM lawyers’ arguments could not stop and would continue on July 4, the next date set by the court to hear the case.”
On May 26, the Varanasi District Judge had begun hearing AIM’s arguments challenging the maintainability of case no. 693/2021 Rakhi Singh v UP Government and others under Article VII, Rule 11 of the Code of Civil Procedure, pursuant to the May 20 order of the Supreme Court. In transferring this case from Civil Judge (Main Division) Ravi Kumar Diwakar’s court to District Judge’s court, the Supreme Court had ordered him to decide on its maintainability first.
Following the filing of the petition by Rakhi Singh of Delhi and Laxmi Devi, Sita Sahu, Manju Vyas and Rekha Pathak on August 18, 2021, the Civil Judges Court (Main Division) had appointed commissioner counsel on April 8 for the video investigation of the Judicial Commission of the Gyanvapi Mosque. The Judicial Commission’s investigation into the Gyanvapi Mosque took place between May 6 and May 16. On the last day of the inquest, Hindu parties claimed to have unearthed a shivling from the Gyanvapi ablution pond, after which the pond was sealed by court order.
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