The Supreme Court on Tuesday order passed by the Civil Judge Senior Division to protect the spot where a “shivling” was claimed to have been found during the survey of the Gyanvapi mosque and also directed not to restrict the right of Muslims to access the mosque to offer namaz and to perform religious observances.
The Court issued notice on the petition filed by the Masjid Committee challenging the survey ordered by the Varanasi court and kept the matter for Thursday (May 19).
A bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and PS Narasimha directed the District Magistrate concerned to ensure that the place inside the Mosque where ‘Shivling’ is reported to have been found is protected.
A local Court in Varanasi today granted two days’ time to the two commissioners to file their report on the Gyanvapi Mosque survey. However, the Court has ordered to remove of the Court Commissioner, Ajay Mishra as he was alleged for leaking survey info to the media.
Now, the remaining two commissioners will submit the survey report.
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