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Supreme Court dismisses mosque authorities’ plea against Gyanvapi Puja

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New Delhi: After the Allahabad High Court, the Gyanvapi Mosque authorities also hit the Supreme Court. Supreme Court refuses to ban Hindu puja and aarti at ‘Tehkhana’ However, the mosque has been asked to maintain status quo on the religious rituals of the Hindu side in the mosque premises. That is, along with the puja-aarti of Hindu Paksha, Muslims can also organize namaz in Gyanvapi. Naturally, the Hindus are happy with this order.

The Muslim side had approached the Allahabad High Court after the Varanasi district court ruled that permission to worship at Gyanvapi’s ‘tahkhana’. However, the High Court had said that the puja will continue in ‘Tehkhana’. After this, the ‘Anjuman Intezamia Mosque Committee’ filed a case in the Supreme Court. A bench of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justices J B Pardiwala and Manoj Mishra dismissed the plea. It is to be noted that there are a total of 4 tehkhanas in Gyanvapi. Where prayers were held until 1993. A new puja has started there.

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