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SC Forms Bench to Hear Gyanvapi Mosque Case Tomorrow

The top court, on May 17, had passed an interim order directing protection of the area inside Gyanvapi premises at Varanasi.
A view of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple Dham and Gyanvapi Masjid complex, in Varanasi. Photo: PTI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court agreed to set up a bench on Friday to hear the Gyanvapi Mosque case in which Hindu plaintiffs have sought extension of an order by which protection of an area where an alleged “shivling” was found in Gyanvapi premises was ordered.

A bench headed by Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud on Thursday took note of the submissions of advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain, appearing for some Hindu devotees, and said the order granting protection was expiring on November 12.

“We will constitute a bench at 3 pm tomorrow,” the CJI said.

The top court, on May 17, had passed an interim order directing protection of the area inside Gyanvapi premises at Varanasi.

(PTI)

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