Case of the Gyanvapi Mosque Updates on the Latest News: Following the Supreme Court’s adjournment of the hearing in the Gyanvapi mosque dispute until Friday, the Varanasi court haled the next hearing for May 23.
The Supreme Court postponed the hearing until Friday, instructing the lower court, before which the proceedings are continuing, not to take any further action in the case until then.
The judgement came after the Supreme Court was informed that Senior Advocate Hari Shankar Jain, who is representing the Hindu side in the Varanasi court and was unable to appear on the last date of hearing, had been freed from the hospital only on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, a court-appointed commission tasked with conducting an assessment of the Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi mosque complex filed a sealed report in a Varanasi court. Vishal Singh, Special Advocate Commissioner, also submitted three boxes, each holding video recordings from different days of the survey – May 14, 15, and 16.
The Supreme Court had previously ordered authorities to safeguard the place in the complex where a Shivling was said to have been discovered, as well as to let people to pray freely at the mosque. However, a management committee official stated, “The faithful are unable to do wazu since the area where water is provided through taps has been shut.” We have asked the namazis to conduct wazu at home first coming to the mosque.”