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By Ravi Singh Sisodiya / TNN

LUCKNOW: A district court in Lucknow rejected on Wednesday a revision petition filed by the Muslim side against a civil judge order whereby he had decided, on Sep 6, 2023, to hear civil suit in Teele Wali Masjid case after rejecting plea that the suit cannot be heard on grounds of non-maintainability.

The civil suit was filed in 2013 by Lord Sheshnagesh Teeleshwar Mahadev Virajman through friend Dr VK Srivastava, contending that during Mughal emperor Aurangzeb’s reign, a Hindu religious structure, Laxman Teela, was demolished to make way for Teele Wali mosque, and, therefore, the original Hindu religious structure must be restored at the site.

In his order on Wednesday, additional district judge Narendra Kumar III said plea in the civil suit was based on a mixed question of law and facts and hence could not be dismissed summarily without recording evidence only on objection of Muslim side that the suit was time-barred under provisions of the Places of Worship Act, 1991.

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