Varanasi: Civil suit filed to remove mosque next to the Kashi Vishwanath temple

On Thursday, a suit was filed before the civil senior divisional judge, Varanasi, court to restore "pooja and darshan" at an "ancient temple" that is now part of the Gyanvapi Mosque complex near the temple of Kashi Vishwanath.

The lawsuit was registered as a miscellaneous case and will be brought before the court concerned, said HS Jain, lawyer of the petititoners. Anjuman Intazamia Masajid, Counsel for the Management Committee, was present on the part of the respondents in the court and sought time to file a counter-affidavit.

A similar matter is heard by the high court on a daily basis. The petitioners' lawyer, HS Jain, would file the plea in the high court on Friday to urge that they (petitioners) also be heard. He also said that the petition filed on Thursday was a new one, seeking new relief, with new reasoning.