Gyanvapi Mosque Case: SC Extends Protection Of Area Where ‘Shivling’ Was Found

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday extended the protection of the area inside Gyanvapi mosque where a “Shivling” was stated to have been found during the survey. The protection is extended till further orders of the court, Hindustan Times reported.

With the interim order of protection expiring on November 12, advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain had on Thursday, requested Chief Justice of India Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud to assign an urgent date for the hearing of his application to continue with the earlier order.

Jain, representing some of the Hindu women who filed a suit before the Varanasi civil court seeking permission to worship at the Gyanvapi mosque, pointed out that on May 17, the apex court protected the area where the Shivling was said to have been found after the Varanasi civil court allowed a videographic survey of the mosque complex adjacent to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

He said the May 17 order of securing the area was to remain operational for a period of eight weeks after the disposal of an application moved by the Gyanvapi mosque management committee before the civil court, the report added.

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