A district court will announce the order in the Gyanvapi mosque-Shringar Gauri case. Ahead of District Judge AK Vishvesh’s order in the communally sensitive matter, prohibitory orders were clamped and security was tightened in Varanasi. Five women had filed the petition seeking permission for daily worship of Hindu deities whose idols are said to be located on an outer wall of the Gyanvapi mosque. The Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee has said the Gyanvapi mosque is a Waqf property and has questioned the maintainability of the plea. The case is being heard by the district court following an apex court order.
Thousands lined the route to catch a glimpse as Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin, seen in public for the first time, made its journey on Sunday from Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire to arrive at the late monarch’s official Scottish residence of Holyroodhouse Palace in the capital city of Edinburgh. It is the end of the first stage of what her eldest son, King Charles III, has described as his mother’s “last great journey” ahead of her funeral in London on September 19.