By Muslim Mirror Staff
A Varanasi court on Monday ordered sealing of the area inside the Gyanvapi mosque where a “Shviling” was allegedly found. The court asked authorities to ensure that nobody accesses the area.
Lawyer Subhash Nandan Chaturvedi, who is representing five Hindu petitioners in the court, said that a Shivling was found in the pond used for ablution (wuzu) during the videography survey that ended on Monday.
Civil Judge (Senior Division) Ravi Kumar Diwakar ordered that the area is sealed and no body is allowed to reach there.
“Application under 78 G is allowed. The District Magistrate, Varanasi is ordered to seal the place where the Shivling has been recovered with immediate effect and the entry of any person is prohibited in the sealed place. District Magistrate, Varanasi, Commissioner of Police, Police Commissionerate, Varanasi and CRPF, Commandant, Varanasi are ordered to all the above officers will be considered personally responsible for protecting the place which has been sealed,” the order said.
Muslim leaders have raised their concerns over the survey ordered by the court. They allege that the process is aimed at snatching the Gyanvapi mosque like Babri Masjid.