The Hindu side's plea in the Gyanvapi mosque complex case was upheld by the Varanasi Districts and Sessions court on Monday as being maintainable.
Five women had filed a petition seeking permission for daily worship of Hindu deities whose idols are claimed to be located on an outer wall of the Gyanvapi mosque. The Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee has said the Gyanvapi mosque is a Waqf property and had questioned the maintainability of the plea.
On Monday, the Varanasi District Court denied the Muslim side's petition. The court ruled that the Hindu parties' lawsuit was maintainable. The matter has been set for hearing on September 22 and the court will now consider the arguments on the merits.
A single bench of district Judge AK Vishvesh delivered the verdict in the Gyanvapi Shrinagar Gauri dispute case today.
"The court rejected the Muslim side's petition and said the suit is maintainable. The next hearing of the case is on Sep 22," advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain, representing the Hindu side, said.