UP: Harihar Pandey, Gyanvapi mosque plaintiff passes away

The case is being contested by advocate Vijay Shankar Rastogi as the ‘next friend’ of Swayambhu Jyotirlinga Bhagwan Vishweshwar.

Varanas: Harihar Pandey, one of three plaintiffs in the 1991 civil suit (no.610/2991) seeking removal of the Gyanvapi mosque from ‘Adi Vishweshwar temple’ land, has died following prolonged illness. He was 77.

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Pandey’s son Karnshankar Pandey said his father’s condition had deteriorated due to infections.

Two plaintiffs in the case Somnath Vyas and Prof Ramrang Sharma, have already died.

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The case is being contested by advocate Vijay Shankar Rastogi as the ‘next friend’ of Swayambhu Jyotirlinga Bhagwan Vishweshwar.

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