Kashi Vishwanath Temple vs Gyanvapi Masjid case: Muslim facet transfers 1700 sq ft land for hall

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Varanasi: In a novel show of communal concord, the Muslim facet within the Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi Masjid case has handed over 1700 sq toes of land for the Kashi Vishwanath hall. The land, situated adjoining to the Gyanvapi mosque has been transferred to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple belief.

In flip, the temple administration has given the Muslim facet 1000 sq toes of land at a distance from the Gyanvapi mosque and Kashi Vishwanath.

“The matter remains to be in court docket. The federal government has been establishing the hall, they’ve been looking for acquisition of land. So we consulted our folks and the board has okayed the choice to allot 1700 sq toes of land for the Kashi Vishwanath hall,” stated S M Yasin, joint secretary, Anjuman Intazamia Masjid advised Occasions Now.

Varanasi court docket permits ASI survey of the mosque

Earlier this yr, a Varanasi court docket permitted the Archaeological Survey of India to undertake a survey of the Mosque situated close to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple. 

Gyanvapi Mosque administration committee has reportedly opposed the transfer within the Excessive Court docket. The court docket was listening to the continuing dispute between the Kash Vishwanath Temple and Gyanvapi Masjid, the court docket additionally directed {that a} five-member committee be fashioned with archaeological specialists.

“Our understanding is evident that this case is barred by the Locations of Worship (Particular Provisions) Act, 1991. The Locations of Worship Act was upheld by a 5 choose Structure Bench of the Supreme Court docket within the Ayodhya judgement. The standing of Gyanvapi Masjid is, as such, past query,” Zufar Ahmad Faruqi, chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board had then stated.

Vijay Shankar Rastogi, the petitioners for the temple have claimed that the Gyanvapi Mosque was inbuilt 1669 after emperor Aurangzeb razed the Kashi Vishweshar temple within the metropolis. The petitioners have claimed that the land the place the mosque is situated belongs to the Hindus.

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