Shringar Gauri worship hearing to go on, Gyanvapi plea rejected

The court of the Varanasi district judge on Monday held as maintainable a suit filed by five Hindu women seeking the right to daily worship of the Goddess Shringar Gauri and other “visible and invisible” deities in the Gyanvapi mosque complex. It said the 1991 Places of Worship Act cited by the custodians of the shrine to challenge the plea wasn’t a bar in this case as the plaintiffs never asked for the mosque to be converted into a temple.