- AIMIM chief Owaisi termed Gyanvapi Masjid verdict a blatant violation of Places of Worship Act 1991
- Owaisi said that court’s decision is also violation of SC judgment given in Babri Masjid verdict
- Owaisi clearly asserted that he does not want to lose another masjid, after Babri Masjid
All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday (May 12) termed the Gyanvapi Masjid verdict a “blatant violation” of the Places of Worship Act 1991.
As per the Act, “no person shall convert any place of worship of any religious denomination or any section thereof into a place of worship of a different section of the same religious denomination or of a different religious denomination or any section thereof.”
Owaisi’s remarks came after a Varanasi court while hearing the matter on Thursday afternoon said that the survey inside the Gyanvapi mosque located next to the Kashi Vishwanath temple will continue and the report needs to be submitted by May 17.
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The court in Varanasi also added two advocates to the survey commission. He said that the court’s decision is also a violation of the Supreme Court judgment given in the Babri Masjid title dispute.
“The order of the court is a blatant violation of the Places of Worship Act 1991. It is a violation of Supreme Court judgment given in the Babri Masjid title dispute,” Owaisi told news agency ANI.
Further, Owaisi asserted that he does not want to lose another masjid, after Babri Masjid.
What Asaduddin Owaisi said in the matter?
“This is a blatant violation and I hope that the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and the Masjid committee would go to the Supreme Court. I have lost one Babri Masjid and I don’t want to lose another masjid,” he stated.
He also suggested that the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government should immediately file an FIR against those people who tries to change the nature of religious places.
“Yogi government should immediately file an FIR against these people as the 1991 Act clearly says that any person who tries to change the nature of religious places that stood on August 15, 1947. If courts find them guilty, they can be imprisoned for three years,” he added.
Read what Varanasi court said on Gyanvapi case yesterday:
Varanasi court refused to remove Court commissioner Ajay Mishra and added that the video inspection of the Gyanvapi mosque will continue and should be completed by Tuesday (May 17). There has been a protest over the survey of several deities, including Shringar Gauri, located in Varanasi’s Kashi Vishwanath temple premises and the Gyanvapi Masjid complex.
Following the court-appointed commissioner’s survey in Gyanvapi Masjid in Varanasi, Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee on Saturday filed an application seeking the removal of the office due to the alleged biassedness over the matter.
(With ANI inputs)
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