Gyanvapi case: Muslim side to continue arguments today
"In the May 26 hearing, our team had explained how the claims and demands of the women plaintiffs cannot be allowed as they had not produced any evidence in support of their petition while their averments in several paragraphs of their petition are contradictory," AIM advocate Abhay Nath Yadav said.
Gyanvapi dispute: Petitioner says plea based on 'British map'
Visen told reporters, "If you inspect the premises today, you can find that 90 per cent of the structures are according to the map. Moreover, in the 'shastras', Lord Ganesha is on the northern side of the Adi Vishweshwar Temple, while Shringar Gauri is on the western side and the southern side has Kartikeya. Many parts in the books may be correct but some questions may remain," he added.
Muslim side questions maintainability of Gyanvapi petition
As hearing began in the court of District Judge Dr A.K. Vishvesha, the Muslim lawyers cited the Places of Worship Act 1991 and claimed that the petition was not maintainable. Abhay Yadav, the lawyer for the Muslim side, said that rumours of a 'Shivling' being found inside the mosque were being deliberated floated to create confusion.
Hindu Mahasabha seeks 'purification' of Shahi Idgah mosque in Mathura, files plea
Dinesh Sharma, treasurer of Hindu Mahasabha, has claimed in the plea that the Idgah mosque is built on the sanctum sanctorum of Shri Krishna janmabhoomi. He has asked permission to enter the Shahi Idgah mosque to perform 'Abhishek' (purification) and worship of Lord Krishna at the disputed site of the ancient temple.
Security beefed up in Varanasi ahead of Gyanvapi case hearing in district court
All the related files were transferred to it in compliance with the Supreme Court's May 20 order of shifting the trial from civil judge (senior division) court. District government counsel (civil) Mahendra Prasad Pandey said the district judge court will on Monday make clear the points on which the hearing would start.
Taj and Qutab next right-wing targets after Ayodhya, Kashi, Mathura
Hindu activists are clamouring for the �liberation' of Kashi and Mathura and the battle is now being played out in courts. The Gyanvapi mosque dispute has already reached the Supreme Court and after a court in Mathura allowed a petition seeking the removal of Shahi Idgah from the Krishna Janmabhoomi, the issue is all set blow up into another major controversy.
VHP leader says Places of Worship Act not engraved in stone, need to review it
While the construction work of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya is going on in full swing, enabled by the Supreme Court verdict, the cases of Kashi and Mathura have also reached the court's doorstep. Both sides are engaged in a war of words claiming ownership of the land.