The Allahabad High Court declined the petition of the Anjuman Intezamia Masajid Committee, which had sought an interim stay on the worship in the basement of Vyasji located in the Gyanvapi complex. As a result, the worship will continue in the basement of Vyasji. The next date of hearing is on February 6 and till then, the Court directed the Advocate General to maintain law and order situation in the area.
While hearing the matter on Friday, a Bench of Justice Rohit Ranjan Agarwal refused to grant any interim relief to the Mosque Committee as it stressed that it had not challenged Varanasi District Judge’s January 17th order, wherein the District Magistrate was appointed as a receiver.
Pooja inside the Tehkhana began on 31st January, shortly after the Varanasi District Judge passed an order directing the District Magistrate to facilitate Pooja inside the area by making proper arrangements. The DM complied with the order on the same day