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What Is Gyanvapi Mosque Issue? Here Is Gyanvapi Mosque Case Explained

Gyanvapi Mosque case explained
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Are you wondering what is Gyanvapi Mosque issue? Well, here you will find all the information you need. The case in question boils down to this: was the Gyanvapi mosque built after destroying a part of the Kashi Vishwanath temple or not? Here is the Gyanvapi Mosque case explained in detail. Read this to know what is Gyanvapi Mosque issue, the Gyanvapi Mosque case history and what’s inside Gyanvapi Mosque Kashi Vishwanath temple.

What Is Gyanvapi Mosque Issue? 

A lawyer of the petitioners (Hindus), had claimed that a portion of the Kashi Vishwanath temple had been destroyed and that the Gyanvapi Mosque had been built later by Aurangzeb.

The defence (Muslims) on the other hand, states that the mosque had been on the site from the beginning and that no temple had been there before the construction of the mosque. Here is the Gyanvapi Mosque case explained.

Gyanvapi Mosque Case Explained

Gyanvapi Mosque Case Explained

Gyanvapi Mosque Case History

Five women petitioned to worship Hindu idols which they claimed to be on the outer wall of the Gyanvapi mosque (It is situated near the Kashi Vishwanath temple). As a result, a Varanasi court ordered the survey of the mosque complex. The Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee has questioned the maintainability of the case as they claim that it violates the Places of Worship Act, 1991.

The act prohibits the conversion of any place of worship and provides for the maintenance of the religious character of the place of worship as it existed on 15th August, 1947. In Gyanvapi Mosque case history, this act is the major hope of the defendants.

Supreme Court On Gyanvapi Mosque Case

The case was transferred by the Supreme court to the district judge of Varanasi on May 20. The reasons cited were that it was a sensitive and complex case that would be best handled by an experienced judge. Know inside Gyanvapi Mosque Kashi Vishwanath temple in below section.

Gyanvapi Mosque case explained
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What’s Inside Gyanvapi Mosque Kashi Vishwanath Temple?

After the survey, the Hindus said that a ‘Shivling’ had been allegedly discovered in the mosque compound while the Muslims said that it was merely a fountain. The supreme court ordered the sealing of the pond after the claim that a shivling had been found.

The Muslims were not happy with this decision as they couldn’t do their purification ritual known as ‘Wazoo’ and that in turn affected their way of praying.

The Hearing Of The Gyanvapi Mosque

The hearing as to the maintainability of the case began on May 26, 2022. A lawyer of the petitioners (Hindus), Madan Mohan Yadav, had claimed that  Gyanvapi Mosque had been built on a portion of the Kashi Vishwanath temple. While, the defence (Muslims) states that the mosque had been on the site from the beginning.

The Varanasi district judge, Ajay Krishna Vishvesha decided to provide the verdict on September 12, after hearing the arguments of both sides (the Hindus and the Muslims).

Recent Events Regarding The Gyanvapi Mosque Case

The advocate of the Hindus said that they will demand Carbon dating next if the verdict as to the maintainability of the case is in their favour.

The security had been increased and Section 144 has been imposed in Varanasi a day ahead of the verdict of the district court. The police conducted a flag march in Lucknow ahead of the verdict to create a sense of security among the people.

The Verdict

The verdict has been declared in favour of the Hindus and the lawsuit has been deemed maintainable. The next hearing of the case will be on September 22.

Will the result of this case be like the Ram Jambhoomi-Babri Masjid case or will the Muslims be able to prove that the Gyanvapi mosque was not built after destroying a Hindu temple? Let’s wait and watch.

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