Why did the District Judge agree that the Places of Worship Act was not a hindrance in the hearing?

Amit Kumar Jha
Gyanvapi Case Varanasi
Gyanvapi Case Varanasi

Gyanvapi Case Varanasi: During the hearing, the Varanasi Court rejected the petition of Anjuman Intejamia Committee. While delivering the verdict in the Gyanvapi Shringar Gauri dispute case,

Gyanvapi Case: Varanasi Court today heard the Gyanvapi Masjid case and ruled in favor of the Hindu side. During the hearing, the Varanasi Court rejected the petition of Anjuman Intejamia Committee. While delivering the verdict in the Gyanvapi Shringar Gauri dispute case, a single bench of District Judge AK Vishvesh declared the matter to be hearable. The next hearing of the case will be on September 22. 

Worship used to happen in the year 1993

The petitioners are only seeking permission to worship inside Gyanvapi. He says that till the year 1993, he has been worshiping Mother Shringar Gauri Devi, Lord Ganesha, Hanuman ji there. The court said in the written order that the argument of the Muslim side regarding the Places of Worship Act is not valid. This happened after the year 1993, when the administration banned worship every day and started allowing worship only on one day in a year (fourth day of Vasantik Navratri). 

The petitioners did not claim the land

That is, even after 15 August 1947 (the cut-off date of the Places of Worship Act), they continued to worship their deities at this disputed place. The court said that the petitioners have not made any claim of ownership of the land, nor have they claimed to declare this place as a temple.

Therefore, in view of these arguments, the Places of Worship Act is not a hindrance in the hearing of this case.