The Allahabad court today directed the Union Government and State of Uttar Pradesh to file their responses in 3 weeks on plea challenging Varanasi writ allowing the Archaeological Survey of India for undertaking a survey at the disputed site.
The Bench of Justice Prakash Padia thereafter listed the matter for further hearing on September 28.
The plea filed by Anjuman Intezamia Masajid Varanasi, while praying for staying the effect and operation of the impugned order dated 8th April 2021.
Court observed – That the presiding officer of Sri Ashutosh Tiwari the Civil Judge (S. D.) F. T. C. Varanasi is behaving within the foremost arbitrary manner and is passing the orders against the spirit of Judicial discipline.”
A Civil Court in Varanasi district of UP vide order dated 8th April 2021 allowed the Archaeological Survey of India to undertake a survey at the disputed site of Kashi VishwanathTemple-Gyanvapi Mosque.
The Court also directed the Uttar Pradesh government in-tuned the worth of the survey.