The VVSS’ plea has sought a ban on the entry of Muslims in Gyanvapi premises, handing the premises over to Hindus and giving them rights to worship the purported Shivling.
The demands of the Hindu side include permission for the immediate beginning of prayer, handing over of the entire complex and banning the entry of Muslims inside the premises of the Gyanvapi complex.
Civil Judge (senior division) Mahendra Pandey postponed the judgment till November 17, Assistant District Government Counsel Sulabh Prakash said.
The Supreme Court on November 11 extended its earlier order to protect the area where the 'Shivling' was stated to be discovered at the Gyanvapi Mosque complex during the court survey.
The Supreme Court on Friday directed for continuation of its order for protection of an area where a “Shivling” was found in Gyanvapi premises till further orders.
It also directed the Hindu parties to file their replies within three weeks on the appeal filed by the management committee of the Anjuman Intezamia Masjid challenging the Allahabad High Court order.
The top court, on May 17, had passed an interim order directing protection of the area inside Gyanvapi premises at Varanasi.
Varanasi district magistrate, police commissioner, Anjuman Intezamia Committee that is managing the Gyanvapi mosque, and Vishwanath Temple Trust were made respondents in the suit.
On September 29 hearing, the Hindu side had demanded a scientific investigation of the 'Shivling' by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the carbon dating of 'Argha' and the area around it.
HC admits plea against lower court’s refusal for carbon dating of ‘shivling’ found on Gyanvapi premises
The plea moved in the lower court had sought the appointment of experts from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to find out the age and nature of the purported ‘shivling’.
Allahabad High Court extended the interim stay on a lower court's order directing the Archaeological Survey of India to conduct a survey at the Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi mosque complex.
The plea stated that the order passed in the district court is not maintainable. The plea claimed the Gyanvapi case falls under the Worship Act, under which it cannot be heard.
Initially, AIM had moved a plea under Order 7 Rule 11 of CPC in the lower court to contest the maintainability of the plea of Hindu plaintiffs under Places of Worship Act -1991.
Hindu parties had sought carbon dating of the 'Shivling' found during a court-mandated videography survey of the mosque premises which the mosque committee had opposed.
Four women petitioners in the Gyanvapi mosque-Shrinagar Gauri case had sought scientific investigation and carbon dating to ascertain the nature and age of the Shivling.
The Varanasi district judge Dr Ajay Krishna Vishvesha posted the matter, for pronouncement of the order, on October 7.
Varanasi district court on Thursday admitted a plea for carbon-dating of a 'Shivling' claimed to have been found inside the Gyanvapi mosque complex.
The Varanasi district court had declined to entertain the objections raised by Muslim side to the maintainability of a suit filed by five Hindu devotees.
“In our suit, we have demanded rights to offer Chadar and read Fatiha and hold Urs at three mazars located behind Gyanvapi mosque", said Ansair while talking to media persons.
The order further states that if this this contention is proved then the suit is not barred by Section 4 of the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991.