Gyanvapi case: Allahabad High Court adjourns till Feb 6 hearing on plea against puja orders [2.2.2024]

Allahabad High Court, on Friday, adjourned the hearing in the Gyanvapi case till February 6, over the Muslim side's plea against the Varanasi court order allowing the Hindu side to offer prayers in the mosque.

The Varanasi court, on Wednesday, allowed the Hindu plaintiffs to pray in the mosque's sealed basement, following which a puja was performed in the premises on Thursday.

The Anzuman Intezamia Masjid Committee, which manages the mosque’s affairs, had moved the HC after the Supreme Court refused to hear their plea against the lower court’s order.

Varanasi court allows puja in 'Vyas ji ka tahkhana'


The district court allows Hindus to worship in the southern cellar - "Vyas ji ka tahkhana" located in the Gyanvapi complex. It also ordered the administration to make arrangements for the same within seven days.

The court order also instructed the Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust to appoint a priest for the puja by Thursday.

The Muslim side contended before the HC that the order allowing the puja was passed in a "very hurried manner." Their advocate S F A Naqvi also submitted before the court that the order was passed on the day of retirement of the judge concerned.

Varanasi district judge Ajaya Krishna Vishvesha retired from service on January 31.

03 Feb 2024