Gyanvapi - Kashi Vishwanath dispute: LIVE UPDATES from Supreme Court

During the previous hearing, the top court had ordered that the Shivling found during the survey of the mosque be protected. It had also allowed Muslims to enter the mosque for prayers.
Gyanvapi - Kashi Vishwanath dispute: LIVE UPDATES from Supreme Court
Supreme Court, Gyanvapi - Kashi dispute

The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal challenging the order of Allahabad High Court permitting a court appointed commissioner to inspect, conduct survey and videography of the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi to which Hindus and Muslims have laid claim for right to worship.

During the previous hearing on Tuesday, the top court had ordered that the Shivling stated to have been found during the survey of the mosque be protected. It had also lifted the prohibition imposed by a Varanasi court on Muslims from entering the mosque.

The appeal arises from a suit filed in lower court by Hindu parties claiming that the mosque houses Hindu deities and Hindus should be allowed to do worship and puja at the site.

The lower court had appointed a court commissioner to conduct a survey and videography of the site.

The same was challenged before Allahabad High Court which dismissed the appeal on April 21.

Subsequently, the Masajid Committee filed a plea before the lower court claiming that the court commissioner was biased and should be replaced.

The same was dismissed paving way for the survey.

Pertinently, the Varanasi court on Tuesday removed Advocate-Commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra from the court-appointed committee that was formed to survey the Gyanvapi Mosque.

The plea before the Supreme Court will be heard by a bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant and PS Narasimha.

Live updates from the hearing below.

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