Prayagraj: The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board filed a petition in Allahabad High Court on Tuesday against the district court's decision to conduct archaeological survey from Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in Varanasi's Gyanvapi mosque complex. On the other hand, the management committee of Gyanvapi Masjid 'Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee' on Monday filed a urgent application in the Allahabad High Court, seeking a stay on the order of the local court.
"We moved the Allahabad High Court today against the judgment of the lower court and filed a petition," said Punit Kumar Gupta, a permanent advocate of the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board. He said, "Since Justice Prakash Padiya of Allahabad High Court has reserved the judgment on 15 March 2021 in this case, how can the lower court hear the matter and pass the order."
It is noteworthy that a local court of Varanasi on April 8 allowed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to conduct an archaeological survey of the entire complex of the mosque. Masjid committee counsel SFA Naqvi said that the order of the lower court comes in the way of the Place of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991. He said that a hearing was already going on in the High Court in this regard and the decision has been reserved. Is legal. We request the High Court to stay the order of the lower court in this case. ''
Poonit Gupta, a permanent advocate of the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board, said that during the hearing in the High Court, the other party had given an affidavit stating that it would not pressurize the trial court to pursue the case in the lower court, but in the lower court The case continued to be heard. "In view of the fast spreading infection cases, only the very important cases are being heard in the High Court through video conference and we have requested the court to hear the matter as it is a serious matter," Naqvi said. "