1993 State order to stop Hindu prayers in Gyanvapi mosque cellar was illegal: Allahabad High Court

"The worship and rituals which continued to be performed in the cellar by Vyas family till 1993 was stopped by illegal action of State without there being any order in writing," the Court said.
Gyanvapi Mosque
Gyanvapi Mosque

The Allahabad High Court on Monday observed that there is strong prima facie (meaning "on first impression") evidence to indicate that Hindu prayers were being offered in the southern cellar (Vyas Tehkhana) of the Gyanvapi mosque building since 1551 until they were stopped in 1993.

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