Court refused urgent hearing in Gyanvapi case reached Supreme Court
On the application, the top court said that it cannot list the matter for hearing without seeing the paper. First I look at the newspaper and then consider the hearing. The matter is being politicized religiously. MP Asaduddin Owaisi said that he has lost one mosque and does not want to lose another mosque.
The matter of Gyanvapi mosque survey in Varanasi has now reached the Supreme Court. There has been a demand for early hearing on the petition challenging yesterday’s order of Varanasi Court in the Supreme Court. The district court has ordered to complete the survey by May 17.
The Supreme Court has so far refused to order maintenance of status quo. The counsel for the petitioner sought to maintain status quo with respect to the survey at Gyanvapi Masjid. CJI Justice NV Ramana said that the order cannot be issued without seeing the papers. However, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the matter soon.
The petitioner’s counsel Hufeza Ahmadi told the apex court that the trial court’s survey order was contrary to the Places of Worship Act, 1991. A day earlier on Thursday afternoon, a Varanasi court ordered the completion of the survey of Gyanvapi Masjid by May 17, saying that Ajay Mishra, the commissioner appointed for the survey of Gyanvapi Masjid, would not work. Apart from these, the court has also added Vishal Singh and Ajay Pratap as two survey commissioners.