Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court reserved its judgement regarding the maintainability of a suit pending before a court in Mangaluru, seeking a survey of a mosque.
The case is before the III Additional Civil Court in Mangaluru and is regarding the Assayed Abdullahi Madani mosque in Malali.
Reportedly, temple-like architecture was found during the renovation of the mosque.
T. A. Dhananjaya and B. A. Manoj Kumar filed a suit to have the mosque surveyed to establish whether any part of it is a temple.
The local court in Mangaluru was hearing arguments about whether such a suit was maintainable.
The same people went to the High Court and asked that instead of the lower court deciding whether or not to maintain the suit, it appointed a commissioner to carry out the survey.
Before the HC decided on the petition, a single-judge bench presided over by Justice Sachin Shankar Magadum ordered the lower court not to pass orders regarding the suit’s maintainability.
The HC heard arguments of both the petitioners and the mosque authorities and on Thursday reserved its judgement for pronunciation.