New Delhi. The Supreme Court will hear the petition of Anjuman Masjid Arrangement Committee of Gyanvapi on Monday. The Mosque Committee has challenged the Allahabad High Court's decision to allow Hindus to worship in the basement of Vyas Ji, located at the southern end of the disputed structure.

Hearing on the petition of the Arrangement Committee on April 1

A division bench of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice JB Pardiwala, and Manoj Mishra will hear on April 1 the petition of the Anjuman Masjid Arrangement Committee, which is looking after the so-called Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi. In this petition, challenging the decision of the High Court of 26th February, a ban has been demanded on the worship.

Challenge to the decision of worship in the Vyas basement of the mosque

Allahabad High Court has rejected the petition of the committee, in which the decision of the district court was challenged. The High Court said in its order that it has challenged the decision to perform puja in the Vyas basement of the mosque adjacent to the Kashi Vishwanath temple. In its order given on January 31, the Varanasi court had permitted Hindu devotees to offer prayers in the basement of Vyas ji located in the Gyanvapi complex.

before the trial court

Shailendra Kumar Pathak, a Hindu priest and petitioner nominated on behalf of Kashi Vishwanath Temple, says that his great-grandfather Somnath Vyas used to worship in this basement till December 1993. But after the demolition of the disputed structure in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, the then Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav had stopped the worship in the basement. However, the Muslim side claimed before the trial court that there was never any idol in the basement. Therefore, the question of worship there does not arise until 1993.