The Gyanvapi case, centered around the contentious dispute over worship rights at Vyas Ji Tahkhane in Varanasi, has entered a critical phase as the Muslim side challenges the recent ruling of the Varanasi district court. This development has sparked fresh legal proceedings in the Allahabad High Court, indicating further complexity in the longstanding dispute.
Legal Challenge Lodged
In response to the Varanasi district court’s decision permitting Hindu worship at Vyas Ji Tahkhane, the Muslim side, represented by the Intzamiya Committee, has filed an appeal in the Allahabad High Court. This legal maneuver underscores the intensifying battle over religious rights and property ownership in one of India’s holiest cities.
High Court Hearing Scheduled
The Allahabad High Court has expedited proceedings, scheduling a hearing to address the grievances raised by the Muslim side regarding the Varanasi district court’s ruling. Justice Rohit Ranjan Agrawal’s bench has been assigned to preside over this critical session, where the fate of the Gyanvapi case may pivot significantly.
Contentions and Legal Arguments
At the heart of the matter lies the contention raised by the Muslim side regarding the validity of the Varanasi district court’s decision. The petition submitted to the Allahabad High Court seeks to challenge the ruling issued on January 31, 2024, and requests a stay on further actions pending a final judgment. Central to the dispute is the unresolved debate surrounding the application under Order 7 Rule 11, which has left the status of worship rights at Vyas Ji Tahkhane in question.
Commencement of Hindu Rituals
Despite the ongoing legal battle, reports indicate that Hindu rituals have commenced at Vyas Ji Tahkhane, signaling a potential escalation in tensions between the two religious communities involved in the Gyanvapi case. This development adds urgency to the legal proceedings and underscores the need for a swift and equitable resolution to the dispute.