ALLAHABAD: Yesterday, some Hindu devotees moved to the Allahabad High Court seeking the appointment of a committee/commission headed by a judge of the high court or supreme court to study the nature of the structure found in the Gyanvapi Masjid. The writ petition was filed by Adv Ashok Pande on the behalf of a resident of Varanasi.
The Writ Petition seeks to ascertain whether a Shiva linga, as claimed by the Hindus had been found inside the mosque or if it is a fountain as being claimed by a few of the Muslims Community members.
Further, seeks a direction to the UOI and the state of UP to act according to such a report and permit the devotees to pray as per the rituals in case a Shiva Linga has been found inside the Gyanvapi Masjid.
“In case it is found to be a Shivling, it should have been handed over to Hindus for Puja, Aarti, Prasad, and Darsan of Lord Visheswar, and if it fountain, then to make it functional so that the communal tension prevailing in the country may come under control. The necessity to file this petition arose as being provoked by calling of Shivling as fountain BJP leader Ms. Nupur Sharma made some comments on Prophet Muhammad which has disturbed the relationship of the country with Muslim countries” the plea further adds.