New Delhi: The Supreme Court has delivered a landmark judgment in a controversy over the Gyanvapi Mosque. The court said the place where the Shivling was found should be sealed and given full security. The apex court said that the place with Shivling should be protected, but it should not cause any difficulty in prayers.
With this, the Supreme Court has refused to ban the survey of Gyanvapi Masjid. The apex court said the case was being heard in a lower court and awaited the district court’s verdict. Meanwhile, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the UP government, said that the UP government needed his help on some issues. In the Supreme Court, the Anjuman Intejamia Masjid Committee challenged the Varanasi court’s order to conduct a survey, under which videography of the premises is being done.
On the order of the court, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that Shivling has been found in Vajukhana, where there is a place for washing hands and feet. The place of prayer is different. It is feared that the Shivling will not be harmed. “We will order security,” the judge said. The mosque committee’s counsel, recalling the Place of Worship Act, said it would prohibit the appointment of a survey and court commission in the case. The status quo should be ordered in this case.