Jitendra Singh Vishen, the Chief of the Vishwa Vedic Sanatan Sangh, was one of the main litigants representing the Hindu side in the case. However, Vishen recently announced that he and his family are withdrawing from all cases related to the Gynavapi Mosque. He cited two reasons for his decision: lack of resources required for contesting the case and alleged harassment by anti-religious individuals.
Five Hindu women – Rakhi Singh, Manju Vyas, Rekha Pathak, Seeta Sahu, and Lakshami Devi – filed the Shringar Gauri-Gyanvapi case in the court of the civil judge (senior division) Varanasi, in August 2021. The plaintiffs sought the right of daily worship at Maa Shringar Gauri Sthal in Gyanvapi mosque complex.
“I have decided to withdraw myself and my family members from
the pleading of all the cases which we had filed in different courts in the interest of country and dharma. My niece Rakhi Singh with four women filed the case: Rakhi Singh and others versus State of UP and others, seeking permission for daily worship at Maa Shringar Gauri Sthal, and I am associated with it as the main pleader. My wife Kiran Singh (filed a suit) as the next friend of Bhagwan Adi Vishweshwar Virajman in the fast-track court of civil judge (senior division) in May 2022” Vishen said.
“Ever since these cases were filed, my family members and I are being harassed by anti-religious people who are against Hindu dharma. These people are trying to declare us ‘gaddar’ (treacherous). In addition, society is also standing with the forces,” he added.
He also said, “A few months ago, I sold my car to arrange the funds required for contesting the case. But now I am left with very limited resources and strength due to which I cannot do the pleading of the cases anymore. My family members and I have decided to withdraw from the pleading of these cases.”
Subhash Nandan Chaturvedi, a lawyer for the Hindu plaintiffs, said, “Jitendra Singh Vishen has made the announcement in the media to withdraw from the pleading of the case. He posted about it on social media. But Vishen has not yet submitted a written application to the court about his decision. The case is pending in court.”
High profile Matters like Gyanvapi mosque, Idgah mosque in Mathura and the Taj Mahal, Vishen is involved in litigation.