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    Gyanvapi case: Court orders sealing of Masjid complex where Shivling reportedly found

    Gyanvapi case: Court orders sealing of Masjid complex where Shivling reportedly found

    Gyanvapi case: Court orders sealing of Masjid complex where Shivling reportedly found
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    On Monday, a local court ordered the Varanasi district government to seal the location in the Gyanvapi Masjid complex where a Shivling was allegedly discovered during a court-ordered survey.

    A local court here on Monday directed the Varanasi district administration to seal the spot in the Gyanvapi Masjid complex where a Shivling was reportedly found during a court-mandated survey.
    Civil Judge (senior division) Ravi Kumar Diwakar directed the district magistrate Varanasi, police commissioner and CRPF commandant Varanasi to ensure the security of the sealed area.
    The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Tuesday the plea of the management of Gyanvapi mosque against the survey of the Gyanvapi-Shringar Gauri complex in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
    The apex court will hear the matter amidst an important development with a Varanasi court on Monday directed the district administration there to seal the spot of the survey inside the complex where allegedly Shivling’ has been found by the surveying team.
    As per the updated list of business of the apex court for Tuesday, a bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and P S Narasimha would be hearing the plea of the Committee of Management Anjuman Intezamia Masjid, which manages the affairs of Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi.
    A court-mandated videography survey of the Gyanvapi Masjid complex, which was carried out for the third consecutive day, concluded on Monday amid tight security. The mosque is located close to the iconic Kashi Vishwanath temple and the local court is hearing a plea by a group of women seeking permission for daily prayers before the idols on its outer walls.
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    Advocate Madan Mohan Yadav, who represents the Hindu side in the court, submitted before the court that finding the Shivling in the complex is an importance evidence. The court directed that the area where the Shivling was found should be sealed, and directed the district magistrate of Varanasi to do so, according to the court order.
    It directed the police commissioner of Varanasi and commandant CRPF to guard the area.
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