Gyanvapi: Court to hear plea against Akhilesh and Owaisi remarks on Dec 7

  • | Sunday | 3rd December, 2023

Varanasi: A Varanasi court on Saturday fixed December 7 for next hearing in the case related to a petition seeking filing of an FIR against Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi for their alleged remarks on claims of a purported shivling found in Gyanvapi mosque complex.The hearing was listed for Saturday but was deferred as lawyers abstained from judicial work.senior advocate Harishankar Pandey had filed a petition before ACJM-V (MP-MLA) court in May 2022, demanding filing of a case under Section-156(3) of CrPC against Akhilesh Yadav, Asaduddin Owaisi and Anjuman Intejamia Masajid (Gyanvapi mosque management committee) saying their remarks on the purported shivling were objectionable.The ACJM-V court on November 15, 2022, had declared the petition maintainable, but rejected it in February this year. Thereafter, Pandey filed a revision petition before the court of district judge in March. Later, the revision petition was transferred from the district judge court to the court of additional district judge.We also published the following articles recentlyGyanvapi case: Court to hear plea against Akhilesh Yadav, Asaduddin Owaisis remarks on Dec 7The Varanasi court has fixed December 7 as the next hearing date for the case concerning a petition seeking an FIR against Akhilesh Yadav and Asaduddin Owaisi. The petition is related to their alleged remarks on claims of a purported shivling found in Gyanvapi mosque complex. The hearing, which was scheduled for Saturday, was postponed due to lawyers abstaining from judicial work. Senior advocate Harishankar Pandey had filed the petition in May 2022, demanding a case to be filed against Yadav, Owaisi, and the Gyanvapi mosque management committee under Section-156(3) of CrPC.Pakistans highest court hears petition on forceful deportation of Afghans born in the countryHuman rights activists in Pakistan are opposing the forceful deportation of Afghans born in Pakistan and those at risk in Afghanistan. The government crackdown on undocumented Afghans has led to hundreds of thousands returning home. Activists, UN officials, and others have criticized Pakistans policy and called for a reconsideration. A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court, arguing that the interim government does not have the authority to implement such major policy shifts. The Taliban in Afghanistan has also denounced the deportations, while conditions for returnees remain dire at the border.Gyanvapi case: Court reserves order on ASI plea seeking extensionVaranasi district judge Ajay Krishna Vishvesha reserved the order on the Archaeological Survey of Indias plea seeking three more weeks to submit the survey report of the Gyanvapi mosque complex. The court is expected to deliver the order on Thursday. ASI had already been given three extensions, and the court heard ASIs technical reasons for the delay. The court also fixed Thursday for hearing the plea of advocate Vijay Shankar Rastogi to be a party in the suit filed by the head priest of Acharya Ved Vyas Peeth temple.

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