As Hindu right-wing groups turn up the heat over the Gyanvapi mosque, all eyes are now on the judiciary and legislature for an amicable solution to the tricky issue. A wide-angle look at the controversy through ground reports and expert columns.
The wounds of history may heal if Muslims return Krishna Janmabhoomi and Kashi Vishwanath. It may open the doors to lasting amity between the two communities.
If Hindus and Muslims accept the historical facts of Gyanvapi with an open mind, this issue can be resolved amicably, and serve as a model for other disputed sites.
Gyanvapi Mosque-Kashi Viswanath Temple Dispute: Kashi is where fact, faith and fiction come together to form a unique tapestry of text, subtext and context.
As the campaign to remove the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi gains momentum, another Ayodhya looms large over India.
A maze of ‘shell’ trusts and other bodies—some registered, some not—have been legally contesting the claims on the land on which Mathura’s Shahi Idgah mosque stands
The violent colonial past of Goa has resurfaced as a clash of ideology as the Hindu right-wing seeks to undo the wrongs of the Portuguese military and Catholic church
While some ruling BJP leaders demand that the Places of Worship Act, 1991 be repealed, legal experts describe it as a weak law with ambiguous clauses
The past, present and future of ASI is invariably linked to the shifting political ideologies in the country
Even though the Adina mosque has been in the crosshairs of Hindutva activists of late, there is very little evidence to suggest that any temple existed there in the past
The people who have lived in this very 'Baba ki Nagri' have lost their roots. Earthly forces have denied them permission to stay close to the divine.