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Status of locations of worship shouldn’t be modified, will result in battle: Congress on Gyanvapi Masjid

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Status of places of worship should not be changed, will lead to conflict: Congress on Gyanvapi Masjid

By PTI

UDAIPUR: No try ought to be made to vary the standing of anyplace of worship as it could result in enormous battle, senior Congress chief P Chidambaram mentioned on Saturday.

It is to keep away from such battle that the Narasimha Rao authorities had handed the Places of Worship Act, he added.

His remarks got here a day after the Supreme Court refused to remain the inspection of the Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi mosque advanced in Varanasi.

Chidambaram mentioned the Places of Worship Act was handed after deep consideration and the one exception in that act was to the Ram Janmabhoomi.

“We believe that all other places of worship should remain in the status they are and they were. We should not make an attempt to change the status of any place of worship, that will only lead to huge conflict and it is to avoid such conflict that the Narasimha Rao government passed the Places of Worship act,” he instructed reporters.

The high court docket has agreed to contemplate itemizing the plea of a Muslim celebration towards the survey of the Gyanvapi premises.

A bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justices J Okay Maheswari and Hima Kohli was instructed by senior advocate Huzefa Ahmadi, showing for the Muslim facet within the Gyanvapi mosque case, that the plea has been filed towards the survey being carried out on the Varanasi website.

“We have filed in relation to a survey which has been directed to be conducted in relation to the Varanasi property. This (Gyanvapi) has been a mosque since time immemorial and this is clearly interdicted by the Places of Worship Act,” Ahmadi mentioned on Friday.

He mentioned the route to conduct a survey has been handed and an order of establishment be handed in the mean time Varanasi’s quick observe court docket headed by a civil choose (senior division) had on April 8, 2021 directed the Archaeological Survey of India to conduct a survey of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi Mosque advanced and verify if a temple was demolished to construct the mosque that stands adjoining to the temple.

The Allahabad High Court, nevertheless, stayed the Varanasi court docket’s order on petitions by Anjuman Intazamia Masjid and the Sunni Central Waqf Board.