The Supreme Court announced on Thursday that it will hold off on taking any action until the Varanasi district court rules on the motion made by the Gyanvapi mosque committee objecting to the maintainability of the civil suit brought by Hindu worshippers.
The case was postponed to October 20 by a bench made up of Justices D Y Chandrachud, Surya Kant, and P S Narasimha.
“One of your complaints is that you weren’t given notice before the commission was ex parte appointed. As Justice Chandrachud pointed out during the hearing, “Now we can pass a protective order, permitting you to make whatever objections that you could have had had notice been issued to you. All concerns must be initially contested before the district court, according to the supreme court.
The survey of Varanasi’s Gyanvapi-Shringar Gauri complex, where a’shivling’ is rumoured to have been discovered, was being contested by the Anjuman Intezamia.
The case under Judgement VII Rule 11 of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, is being argued before District Judge, Varanasi, and the procedures on the application are ongoing, the supreme court stated in its order. In the aforementioned circumstance, future consideration of these proceedings shall be subject to the resolution of the District Judge’s proceedings.
The court also declined to hear two different PILs that asked for permission to worship the “shivling” discovered in the Gyanvapi Wazukhana and to carbon-date the building. Advocate Hari Shankar Jain, one of the attorneys representing the Hindu side before the Varanasi district court, argued one of the PILs.