AIM seeks 8 weeks to prepare for hearing in Shringar-Gauri case | India News


VARANASI: The Anjuman Intezamia Masajid (AIM), the Gyanvapi mosque management committee on Saturday filed an application in the Varanasi district court seeking eight weeks’ time to prepare for the next hearing in the Shringar Gauri-Gyanvapi case.
“We have filed an application in the district court, requesting eight weeks’ time to prepare for the next hearing. The court has fixed September 22 as the date for hearing our application,” AIM advocate Merajuddin Siddiqui told TOI on Monday.
The court of district judge AK Vishvesha had on September 12 dismissed the AIM petition challenging maintainability of the plaint of five Hindu women seeking right to daily worship Shringar Gauri and other deities in Gyanvapi mosque compound. The AIM had argued that the Hindu women’s plea violated the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991.
Besides fixing the next date of hearing on September 22, the court had also ruled that it will continue to hear the petition by the five Hindu women, who have requested daily worship of Hindu deities, saying that their petition was not barred under any existing laws.
Following the dismissal of AIM application, its lawyer Merajuddin Siddaqui had said that they would file a revision petition before the Allahabad high court against the district judge’s order.
Meanwhile, before the AIM challenged the district court’s order in Allahabad high court, the lawyers of Hindu plaintiffs filed a caveat in the high court on September 14 to ensure that they are heard before giving any relief to AIM in case filing revision petition against rejection of application challenging maintainability of case no. 693/2020 by Varanasi district judge on September 12.


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