Gyanvapi Dispute: SC Refuses To Hear Plea Seeking Worship Of Shivling, Carbon Dating


The Supreme Court has refused to hear a new petition for permission to worship and carbon dating on the ‘Shivling’ found in Gyanvapi. In this case, the Supreme Court advised the petitioner to take up the matter in the lower court.

The Supreme Court has given exemption that the petitioner can raise the issue in the trial court. The SC said if the case is pending now, then it we will not hear it. “At present, the Supreme Court will wait for the Varanasi court’s decision in this matter.”

The Supreme Court further said that the trial court will continue to hear the matter if it is maintainable. The Supreme Court will keep the matter pending and will hear in the first week of October.

Justice DY Chandrachud’s statement

Justice DY Chandrachud said in this case, according to SC’s order, whether the petition of the Hindu side is maintainable or not it is currently being heard in the lower court. It was told on behalf of the Masjid Committee that under Rule 7/11, the debate is going on in the lower court. “We transferred the matter to the district judge. If the judge considers that the petition of the Hindu side is not maintainable, then this case will come to an end. But if he considers it maintainable, then the evidence will be kept,” Justice Chandrachud said.

“Let the lower court order come, we will keep your legal path open. If the verdict comes in your favor then the matter is over. Suppose if the lower court’s decision goes against you, then you have legal options,” he added.

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