Supreme Court on Gyanwapi case: An important hearing was also held in the Gyanwapi Mosque case in the Supreme Court today. Following the hearing, the court directed the DM of Varanasi to ensure that the area where the shawling was being found during the survey in the mosque was safe. But the court also said that due to security arrangements, the Muslim side should not face any obstacle in performing their prayers or offering their prayers. Simultaneously, the Supreme Court issued notices to the petitioning Hindu devotees. Also, a hearing on the petition of the mosque committee has been fixed for May 19.

Let me tell you that the Anjuman-e-Insafiya Masjid Committee had filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the decision of the Varanasi High Court on the survey, and had sought a stay on the survey. At the same time, the Hindu Sena has filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking a ban on the survey of the Gyanwapi Mosque. The Hindu Sena has demanded that the petition be dismissed with a fine and that it be made a party to the case. A bench of Justice DY Chandra Choudh and Justice PS Narasimha heard the petition.