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Gyanvapi: Suit not barred for hearing under any Act

Varanasi, Sep 12 (UNI): A Varanasi District Court on Monday in a key ruling in the ongoing Gyanvapi Mosque case said a plea seeking daily prayer at Maa Shringar Gauri Sthal inside the complex was not barred for hearing by any Act as claimed by the Anjuman Intezamia Masajid Committee.

District Judge Dr Ajay Krishna Vishvesha in his order said, “The counsel for the defendant number 4 (Anjuman Intezamia Masajid Committee) argued that the suit of the plaintiffs is barred by the Uttar Pradesh Sri Kashi Vishwanath Temple Act, 1983.”

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Citing the provisions of the Act, the District Judge in his order said, “In my view, the defendant number 4 failed to prove that the suit of the plaintiffs is barred by the U.P. Kashi Vishwanath Temple Act, 1983. Section 5 of the Act declares that the ownership of the temple and its endowment shall vest in the deity of Shri Kashi Vishwanath.”

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