Petitions filed in HC on Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi mosque dispute

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The Allahabad High Court today directed its registry to place two separate petitions related to the decades-old Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi mosque dispute of Varanasi before an appropriate bench.

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The order was passed by Justice Sangeeta Chandra on petitions filed by Anjuman Intazamia Masjid, Varanasi and Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Board of Waqfs, Lucknow.

The Anjuman Intazamia Masjid had moved the court challenging orders passed by Additional Districts Judge, Varanasi, in 1997 and 1998 whereby its application challenging a civil suit filed by the Kashi Vishwanath Mandir Trust had been turned down.

The Trust had filed the suit in 1991 claiming that a temple was constructed by Maharaja Vikramaditya more than 2,000 years ago on the site, where the mosque had been later erected.

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