The bench comprising Justice Raj Beer Singh also stayed the fine of Rs 5 lakh imposed on Mukhtar by an MP-MLA court of Ghazipur which had convicted and sentenced him to 10 years imprisonment.
During the last hearing in the matter on August 28, the chief justice had accepted the mosque committee's plea seeking time to study the case afresh and adjourned the matter till September 12.
Police had allegedly lathi-charged lawyers on August 29 when they were protesting against the registration of a case against a woman advocate and her father.
The court had taken a suo moto cognizance of this gruesome incident and had asked the officials concerned to appear before the court.
The hearing in the matter had been already concluded by the bench of Justice Prakash Padia on July 23, and had reserved the order to be delivered on Monday.
The judge, in his order dated August 10, said, “I think it is high time that the state and even the Union of India, should become sensitive to this grave issue.”
The SC had on Friday refused to stay the Allahabad High Court order that allowed the ASI survey of the Gyanvapi mosque, an exercise that the Muslim side says will "reopen wounds of the past.
Heavy police and paramilitary forces, including an anti-riot squad and RAF, were deployed to fortify the area around Kashi Vishwanath Dham area.
The district court order is just and proper, and there is no need to meddle with it, the High Court observed. It also asserted that no digging should be done during the survey.
Allahabad High Court Chief Justice Pritinker Diwaker passed the order noting that scientific survey was important and necessary step in the interest of justice.
The petitioners have expressed apprehensions that the Hindu signs and symbols present on mosque premises could be destroyed by non-Hindus.
The high court bench headed by Chief Justice Pritinker Diwekar passed the order to extend the stay on survey after hearing both the parties on Thursday.
The high court was hearing a plea against a Varanasi district court order directing the ASI to conduct a survey to determine if the Gyanvapi mosque was built upon a temple.
The matter is listed for hearing in the court of Chief Justice Pritinker Diwaker at 3:30 pm.
The mosque is located next to the Kashi Vishwanath temple and Hindu litigants in the district court had sought the survey to determine whether a temple existed at the same spot earlier.
Apart from challenging the ruling, the plea has also sought a stay on all the proceedings before district judge in Varanasi.
The high court had ordered director Om Raut, producer Bhushan Kumar, and dialogue writer Manoj Muntashir to appear before it on July 27.
When the girl was medically examined on June 16, 2023, she was found to be 23 weeks into her pregnancy.
The bench was hearing two PILs seeking restriction on screening of the film.
A vacation bench comprising Justice Rajesh Singh Chauhan and Justice Shree Prakash Singh was hearing separate petitions of Kuldeep Tiwari and Naveen Dhawan seeking a ban on the movie.