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Nikhil Upadhyay, 5th Semester Student and Son of PIL Man of India, Files Intervention Petition In Gyanvapi Matter

Lawstreet Journal 1 Jun 2022 10:25pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Nikhil Upadhyay, 5th Semester Student and Son of PIL Man of India, Files Intervention Petition In Gyanvapi Matter

Nikhil Upadhyay, the son of the renowned PIL man of India, Adv. Ashwini Upadhyay, has filed an application in the Varanasi District Court in the Gyanvapi case. 5th Semester Law student Nikhil has filed an intervention petition requesting the court to hear his arguments contending that the Places of Worship Act, 1991 is applicable only on the principles of personal law or on privately built places.


The applicant (Nikhil Upadhyay) is familiar with all the facts, circumstances and history of the case as his family originally belongs to district Jaunpur and relatives reside in Varanasi. Nikhil with his parents regularly come to the Kashi Vishwanath temple for Darshan.

The applicant’s father, Adv. Ashwini Upadhyay has not only challenged the constitutional validity of the 1991 Act but also filed Impleadment Application (IA) in the Supreme Court in SLP (C) 9388 of 2022 [Committee of Management Anjuman Intezamina Masjid Varanasi v. Rakhi Singh]. Applicant assisted his father in drafting the IA also. Applicant has carried out research on self-incarnation of “Adi Shri Vishveshwara Jyotir Linga” which is a sacrosanct and most sacred religious place for Hindus.

Applicant’s right to justice guaranteed under Article 14, right to dignity guaranteed under Article 21, right to religion guaranteed under Article 25, right to restore his places of worship guaranteed under Article 26 and right to culture guaranteed under Article 29 is directly linked with the instant plaint.

The Applicant submits that only… Continue Reading...

Tagged: Gyanvapi Mosque   Ashwini Upadhyay   Nikhil Upadhyay   Varanasi District Court   Places of Worship Act   1991   Kashi Vishwanath Temple   SMT. RAKHI SINGH & ORS.   Impleadment Application   Article 14   Article 25   Article 26   Article 29   Constitution of India   Article 372(1)   Article 13(2)   Article 49  
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