Millennium Post (Kolkata)

Sunni Waqf Board moves HC against Varanasi court order

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ALLAHABAD: The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board on Tuesday moved an urgent petition before the Allahabad High Court in the Kashi Vishwanath Mandi-Gyanvapi Masjid case in which the trial court at Varanasi allowed an ASI study of the mosque on April 8.

Sunni Central Waqf Board's standing counsel Puneet Kumar Gupta argued that the trial court passed the order illegally and without its jurisdicti­on as the matter is in the high court and Justice Prakash Pandia reserved its order on March 15 this year.

"We moved the Allahabad High Court today against the judgment of the lower court and filed a petition," Gupta, a permanent advocate of the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board, told PTI.

"Since Justice Prakash Padiya of the Allahabad High Court reserved the judgment on March 15, 2021, how can the lower court hear the matter and pass the order?" he asked.

Earlier on Monday, the AnjumanInt­ezamia Masjid Committee, management committee of the Gyanvapi mosque moved an applicatio­n before the Allahabad High Court in the case against the April 8 order of the trial court at Varanasi.

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