“Don’t want to lose another Masjid”: Asaduddin Owaisi
The act says that “no person shall convert any place of worship of any religious denomination or any section thereof into a place of worship of a different section of the same religious denomination or a different religious denomination or any section thereof.”
The response came after the Varanasi court dismissed the petition from the Muslim side to stop the survey of the Gyanvapi mosque located next to the Kashi Vishwanath temple and ordered to complete videography of the structure by the 17th of May. He also said that the court’s decision violates the Supreme Court judgment given in the Babri Masjid title dispute. The Varanasi court added two advocates to the survey commission. The matter of survey at the disputed structure of Gyanvapi in Varanasi then reached the Supreme Court. On Friday, 13 May, the Supreme Court declined to immediately stop the survey of Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi, saying the matter would have to be considered in due course.
He said that the court’s order violates the Places of Worship Act 1991, a violation of the Supreme Court judgment in the Babri Masjid case, and a violation of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board. He further said that the Masjid committee would go to the Supreme Court. He added that he doesn’t want to lose another Masjid after losing the Babri Masjid. He says the Adityanath Yogi-led Uttar Pradesh government should immediately file an FIR against people who “tries to change the nature of religious places.”
Last month, the court ordered the inspection on a petition by five Hindu women who have asked permission to pray all year at a shrine behind the mosque. But it had been halted due to allegations of biases that were made against the official in charge.