Allahabad High Court: News

01 Mar 2024

Gyanvapi Mosque

SC to hear plea against temple restoration at Gyanvapi site

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the Gyanvapi Mosque committee's appeal against an Allahabad High Court ruling on the validity of lawsuits for the "restoration" of a temple.

26 Feb 2024

Gyanvapi Mosque

'Puja to continue': Allahabad HC dismisses Gyanvapi Mosque prayer plea 

The Allahabad High Court on Monday refused to stay the Varanasi District Court's decision to allow Hindu prayers in the cellar of the Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

15 Feb 2024

Gyanvapi Mosque

HC reserves order on plea against worship in Gyanvapi Mosque

The Allahabad High Court on Thursday reserved its order for a plea challenging the Varanasi district court's decision to allow Hindu prayers in the cellar of the Gyanvapi mosque.

26 Jan 2024

Gyanvapi Mosque

Gyanvapi Mosque: Findings of 'Hindu temple' emerge in ASI report

The Varanasi district court has opted to provide both litigants with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) survey report on the Gyanvapi mosque complex.

22 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

Explained: 500-year timeline of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on Monday, bringing closure to a 500-year-old dispute.

17 Jan 2024

Ram Mandir

PIL filed to halt Pran Pratishtha ceremony at Ram Mandir

A public interest litigation (PIL) petition has been filed in the Allahabad High Court seeking to halt the upcoming Pran Pratishtha ceremony at Ayodhya's Ram Mandir on January 22.

SC pauses HC order to survey Mathura's Shahi Idgah mosque

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday stayed the Allahabad High Court order appointing a commissioner to survey the Shahi Idgah mosque near the Krishna Janmabhoomi temple in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

19 Dec 2023

Gyanvapi Mosque

Gyanvapi Mosque dispute: Allahabad HC rejects pleas challenging temple restoration

In a setback for Muslim petitioners, the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday rejected pleas challenging a civil suit seeking the restoration of a temple where the Gyanvapi Mosque, Varanasi, exists.

18 Dec 2023


Allahabad High Court reserves order on Shahi Idgah Masjid survey 

The Allahabad High Court on Monday reserved its order regarding a preliminary survey of Shahi Idgah Masjid near the Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple complex in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

16 Dec 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Now Hindu group demands survey of Agra's Shahi Jama Masjid 

A Hindu group, Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha, demanded a survey of the Shahi Jama Masjid in Uttar Pradesh's Agra on Friday, sparking fresh tensions in the predominantly Muslim area.

15 Dec 2023

DY Chandrachud

UP judge seeks permission to 'end life,' CJI demands report

Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud has demanded a status report after a woman judge accused a senior judge of sexual harassment in an open letter and requested permission to kill herself.

14 Dec 2023


Allahabad HC allows survey of Mathura's Shahi Idgah Masjid

The Allahabad High Court on Thursday granted permission for a survey of the Shahi Idgah Masjid in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura.

09 Nov 2023

Congress Party

SC grants Randeep Surjewala 5-week protection in 23-year-old case

The Supreme Court on Thursday granted Congress MP Randeep Singh Surjewala a five-week stay on a non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued against him by an MP/MLA court in Varanasi in a 23-year-old case.

20 Oct 2023


Nithari killings: Accused Moninder Singh Pandher released from jail

Moninder Singh Pandher, accused in the Nithari killings case, was released from Luksar jail in Greater Noida on Friday.

16 Oct 2023


Nithari killings: Allahabad HC acquits accused Surendra Koli, Moninder Pandher

The Allahabad High Court on Monday cleared the prime accused, Surinder Koli, of all charges in 12 cases concerning the infamous 2005-06 Nithari serial killings.

Will pass guidelines for summoning government officers in courts: SC

In a major change for the legal system, the Supreme Court (SC) said on Monday that it would establish clear guidelines for courts to follow when summoning government officials.

08 Aug 2023

Gyanvapi Mosque

Gyanvapi Mosque: ASI may open 'Tahkhana' as scientific survey resumes

The Archeological Survey of India (ASI) resumed its fifth day of scientific survey at the Gyanvapi Mosque in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi on Tuesday.

Gyanvapi Mosque: ASI survey resumes in presence of Muslim side 

The Archeological Survey of India (ASI) resumed its second day of scientific survey at the Gyanvapi Mosque complex in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi on Saturday.

04 Aug 2023

Gyanvapi Mosque

Gyanvapi Mosque: Survey underway, SC to hear Muslim side's plea

A team of the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) started a scientific survey at the Gyanvapi Mosque complex in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi on Friday morning to determine if the 17th-century mosque has been built over a pre-existing structure of a Hindu temple.

03 Aug 2023

Gyanvapi Mosque

ASI survey of Gyavapi Mosque to continue: Allahabad HC

The Archeological Survey of India (ASI) will continue its scientific survey of Varanasi's Gyanvapi Mosque premises as the Allahabad High Court on Thursday rejected the plea of the mosque management committee challenging the exercise.

26 Jul 2023

Gyanvapi Mosque

'You don't trust anyone': Allahabad HC to Gyanvapi Mosque committee

The management committee of Varanasi's Gyanvapi Mosque on Wednesday told the Allahabad High Court that it is afraid of the historic structure falling.

24 Jul 2023

Gyanvapi Mosque

Supreme Court stays ASI survey of Gyanvapi Mosque till Wednesday

The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the Varanasi District Court order—which allowed the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) to conduct a scientific survey of Varanasi's Gyanvapi Mosque premises—until 5:00pm on Wednesday.

SC stays HC order to check rape victim's 'mangal dosha'

The Supreme Court on Saturday stayed an order by the Allahabad High Court that directed Lucknow University's astrology department to examine a woman's kundali to find out if she was manglik.

31 May 2023

Gyanvapi Mosque

Plea for Hindu worship in Gyanvapi mosque maintainable: Allahabad HC

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday dismissed the Anjuman Intezamia Committee's petition challenging the maintainability of the Hindu side's plea.

19 May 2023

Gyanvapi Mosque

Gyanvapi case: SC stays carbon dating of 'Shivling'

Hearing the plea of the Anjuman Intezamia Masjid committee of the Gyanvapi Mosque against the scientific survey of the alleged "Shivling" discovered in the mosque complex, the Supreme Court on Friday deferred the survey by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI).

SC dismisses plea against job for Hathras rape victim's kin

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the Uttar Pradesh government's plea against the Allahabad High Court's direction to provide a job to the next of kin of the 19-year-old Dalit woman who was raped and killed in Hathras in September 2020.

05 Mar 2023

Lord Shiva

Invoking Hindu scriptures, Allahabad HC judge seeks cow slaughter ban

The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court has condemned people who kill cows and also asked the central government to enact a law to ban cow slaughter and declare it as a "protected national animal."

02 Mar 2023


Hathras gang rape-murder case: Court acquits 3 accused, 1 convicted

In a major development in the Hathras murder and gang-rape case, an Uttar Pradesh (UP) court on Thursday acquitted three out of the four accused and held one accused guilty, as per NDTV.

14 Jan 2023


PIL against Prabhas-starrer 'Adipurush'; Allahabad HC seeks censor board's reply

The Allahabad High Court's Lucknow Bench has issued a notice to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), seeking its reply on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed against the upcoming film Adipurush by one Kuldeep Tiwari.

27 Dec 2022

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Allahabad High Court orders ULB polls sans OBC reservation

The Allahabad High Court's Lucknow bench on Tuesday quashed the Uttar Pradesh government's draft notification on urban local body (ULB) elections and ordered the polls be held without reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC).

16 Dec 2022


Life imprisonment for 43 policemen in 1991 Pilibhit encounter case

Allahabad High Court's Lucknow bench sentenced 43 police officers to life imprisonment in a three-decade-old fake encounter case.

09 Nov 2022

Babri Masjid

Allahabad HC scraps plea against acquittal of Babri demolition accused

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday scrapped a plea that challenged the acquittal of 32 accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case including BJP veterans LK Advani, Uma Bharti, MM Joshi, and Kalyan Singh, among others.

05 Nov 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Platelet row: Owner of UP hospital arrested for 'negligence'

Police on Saturday arrested the owner of Global Hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Jhalwa, which made the headlines after a dengue patient died there following a transfusion of platelets last month.

Lakhimpur Kheri case: SC notice on Ashish Mishra's bail plea

The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday on the bail plea of Ashish Mishra—accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri case and Union minister Ajay Kumar Mishra's son.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why are Noida's Supertech twin towers being demolished

The demolition of the Supertech twin towers, which were ruled illegal, will finally take place on Sunday at 2:30 pm in Noida Sector-93A.

31 Jul 2022

Union Health Ministry

Treat as COVID-19 death if infected dies in hospital: HC

The Allahabad High Court on Saturday ruled that if a COVID-19 infected patient dies after being admitted to a hospital, their death shall be termed a COVID death regardless of the cause of death.

25 May 2022


Krishna Janmabhoomi case: Mathura court defers hearing till May 31

Mathura's district court on Wednesday deferred hearing on petitions filed in connection with the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi issue.

SP's Azam Khan says inspector in jail warned of 'encounter'

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan, who was granted bail by the Supreme Court last week, claimed that an inspector in the Sitapur jail had warned him of his encounter after release.

Gyanvapi case to be heard by 'experienced' district judge: SC

The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday said that it would not interfere with the survey order passed by the Varanasi court in the Gyanvapi Mosque case, adding that an experienced district judge must now hear the case.

Azam Khan released from prison after 2+ years, 81 cases

Senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and MLA from Uttar Pradesh's Rampur Azam Khan finally walked out of the Sitapur Jail on Friday morning after more than two years.

SP leader Azam Khan gets bail, to be released soon

The Supreme Court granted interim bail to Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Thursday in an alleged cheating case.

Varanasi's Gyanvapi Mosque: Survey complete; Shivling found inside well

The Varanasi Gyanvapi Mosque complex's court-ordered videography survey was completed on Monday, a day before the next court hearing.

Varanasi's Gyanvapi Mosque: Videography survey concludes peacefully on day 1

As per court orders, the videography survey of Varanasi's Gyanvapi Mosque complex resumed on Saturday amid tight security arrangements.

12 May 2022

Taj Mahal

Allahabad HC junks plea to open rooms of Taj Mahal

The Allahabad High Court on Thursday dismissed a plea seeking to open the doors of 22 sealed rooms of the Taj Mahal to see "the truth, whatever it is."

Supreme Court concerned over back-to-back cases against Azam Khan

The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday voiced concerns over the back-to-back cases against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan following each release.

Varanasi: Ancient swastikas discovered near Gyanvapi mosque during survey

During a court-ordered survey and videography exercise in Varanasi's Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi Masjid complex, timeworn traces of two swastikas (sacred Hindu symbol) were reportedly discovered near the mosque.

08 May 2022


Varanasi's Gyanvapi Mosque controversy: Know details, timeline of events

On a Varanasi court's orders, an advocate commissioner-led team reached Varanasi's Kashi Vishwanath Dham-Gyanvapi Masjid complex on Friday and began surveying its premises and videographing the Shringar Gauri site there.

06 May 2022

Yogi Adityanath

Using loudspeakers in mosques not fundamental right: Allahabad HC

The Allahabad High Court has dismissed a petition seeking the installation of a loudspeaker in a mosque for "azaan," saying it's "not a fundamental right."