Supreme Court transfers civil suit against Gyanvapi mosque to Varanasi

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Supreme Court transfers civil suit against Gyanvapi mosque to Varanasi

The Supreme Court on Friday transferred the civil suit filed by Hindu devotees on Gyanvapi mosque from senior civil judge to district judge, Varanasi, saying that it is better for a senior judicial officer to handle the case.

A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant and PS Narasimha said it is not casting any aspersion on the senior division of the civil judge who was earlier dealing with the suit. The bench also directed the district magistrate to make adequate arrangements for 'wazu' ablution for the Muslims who came to offer Namaz in the mosque in consultation with the parties involved in the dispute.