Gyanvapi Mosque issue
The committee member of the Gyanvapi Mosque sought for the survey as well as the proceedings to stay in the court. Although the three-day survey involved videography proceedings, the Muslim side is however hopeful that the court will not make the proceedings and the survey report public.
The plea sought by the Muslim side argues for the suit which was filed in 2021 sought for Right to Worship. However, the law barred it on the grounds of the 1991 Right to Worship Act. The act of 1991 created a status quo in Kashi temple-mosque issue and made it clear that ‘the religious character of a place of worship existing on the 15th of August 1947 shall continue to be the same as it existed on that day.’
The plea argued that the right to worship move will further alter the religious character of the mosque, causing upheaval among the public.
The Hindu petitioners on the other hand have sought orders from the Civil Court of Varanasi to uphold their Right to Worship and to make sure that no obstructions or restrictions are imposed on the Darshan or any other rituals performed at the ‘old temple complex’.