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Gyanvapi: Whose Land Is It? Check History Of Temples And Mosques In Gyanvapi Complex

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.

12 September 2022

Will Gyanvapi Set Off Another Ayodhya In India?

As the campaign to remove the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi gains momentum, another Ayodhya looms large over India.


Gyanvapi Complex: History Of Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Its Present And Future

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.


ASI Took Just 10 Days To Compile Ayodhya Report, Is It Being Used As A Tool To Serve Political Goal?

The past, present and future of ASI is invariably linked to the shifting political ideologies in the country

03 June 2022

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Places Of Worship Act, 1991: When A Law Itself Is Put To Trial

While some ruling BJP leaders demand that the Places of Worship Act, 1991 be repealed, legal experts describe it as a weak law with ambiguous clauses


From Gyanvapi To Mathura: Another Mosque, Another Temple

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

12 September 2022

Gyanvapi: Tales Of Fear, Hope And Redemption From Ancient Kashi

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.

12 September 2022

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Plea For Nod To Prayers At Shivling In Gyanvapi Mosque Complex Transferred To Fast-Track Court

The petition sought a ban on the entry of Muslims into the complex, handing over the complex to it and permission to offer prayers at the "Shivling".

25 May 2022

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24 May 2022
Gyanvapi Mosque Dispute: Fresh Plea In SC Seeks Intervention In Proceedings

Gyanvapi Mosque Dispute: Fresh Plea In SC Seeks Intervention In Proceedings

The petition, filed by advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay through advocate Ashwani Kumar Dubey, submitted that only those places can be protected, which were...


24 May 2022
Gyanvapi Case: School Alumni Asked To Change Name Of Masjid To Temple, E-mail Stirs Controversy

Gyanvapi Case: School Alumni Asked To Change Name Of Masjid To Temple, E-mail Stirs Controversy

"We wish to clarify that the email was sent without proper screening procedures that is (are) required of all our email communications," said an official...


24 May 2022
Gyanvapi Mosque Case: Varanasi Court To Decide Future Course Of Action Today

Gyanvapi Mosque Case: Varanasi Court To Decide Future Course Of Action Today

Gyanvapi Mosque Case: The Supreme Court had earlier transferred the case saying looking at the ‘complexities’ and ‘sensitivity’ of the issue, it is...


22 May 2022
There Is No Shivling Inside Gyanvapi Mosque: Samajwadi Party MP

There Is No Shivling Inside Gyanvapi Mosque: Samajwadi Party MP

"We are being targeted. Mosques are being attacked. The government doesn’t run like this," said Samajwadi Party MP Shafiqur Rahman Barq.


21 May 2022
Mathura Shahi Idgah Case: Court To Hear Lawsuit For Idgah's Removal On July 20

Mathura Shahi Idgah Case: Court To Hear Lawsuit For Idgah's Removal On July 20

The Idgah is built on a part of a 13.37-acre land of the Katra Keshav Dev temple. Eleven similar cases are filed in various Mathura courts.


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21 May 2022
Gyanvapi Mosque Row: Allahabad HC Stays Hearing On Temple-Mosque Conflict Issue Till July 6

Gyanvapi Mosque Row: Allahabad HC Stays Hearing On Temple-Mosque Conflict Issue Till July 6

The decision came after hearing a length petition filed by the Anjuman Intazamiya Masjid of Varanasi and other connected matters. Justice Prakash Padia...


20 May 2022
Gyanvapi Mosque Case: Supreme Court Transfers Case To Varanasi District Judge Citing Sensitivity

Gyanvapi Mosque Case: Supreme Court Transfers Case To Varanasi District Judge Citing Sensitivity

The earlier order for the protection of area where 'shivling' was reportedly found and for allowing 'namaz' in mosque will remain operational.


19 May 2022
Country Will Be Ruined If Movement Begins To Save Gyanvapi Mosque, Shahi Idgah: Babri Case Plaintiff

Country Will Be Ruined If Movement Begins To Save Gyanvapi Mosque, Shahi Idgah: Babri Case Plaintiff

"They should forget about taking away the two mosques forcibly as there will be a big movement to save the Gyanvapi mosque and the Idgah in Mathura, and...


20 May 2022
Mathura Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Idgah Case: The Dispute And A Forgotten Compromise

Mathura Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Idgah Case: The Dispute And A Forgotten Compromise

A brief history of the Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Idgah land dispute and a timeline of the current petition seeking the removal of the mosque from the temple...


19 May 2022
Varanasi Court Fixes May 23 For Next Hearing In Gyanvapi Case

Varanasi Court Fixes May 23 For Next Hearing In Gyanvapi Case

Two petitions filed in the Gyanvapi case were to be heard on Wednesday, but due to a lawyers' strike over the remarks of a special secretary-level official,...


19 May 2022
Samajwadi Party MP Asks Opposition To Counter Shivling 'Propaganda'

Samajwadi Party MP Asks Opposition To Counter Shivling 'Propaganda'

The MP termed the BJP an RSS organisation and accused both bodies of trying to spoil the atmosphere in the country.


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19 May 2022
Gyanvapi Mosque Case: SC Defers Hearing To Friday, Asks Varanasi Court To Not Hold Trial Today

Gyanvapi Mosque Case: SC Defers Hearing To Friday, Asks Varanasi Court To Not Hold Trial Today

The move came after a bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant and PS Narashima was informed by advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain that lead counsel Hari Shankar...


17 May 2022
Qutab Minar To Taj Mahal: Controversial 'Temple' Claims That Made It To Court This Year

Qutab Minar To Taj Mahal: Controversial 'Temple' Claims That Made It To Court This Year

The Gyanvapi case has stirred controversy with many likening it to the Ayodhya case and the Babri-Ram Janmbhoomi dispute. However, this is the not first...


17 May 2022
Varanasi Court Removes Official Leading Gyanvapi Mosque Survey, Asks Panel To Submit Report Within 2 Days

Varanasi Court Removes Official Leading Gyanvapi Mosque Survey, Asks Panel To Submit Report Within 2 Days

Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi Court removed Advocate Commissioner Ajay Mishra, who was heading the videography survey for displaying 'irresponsible behaviour...


17 May 2022
Supreme Court Begins Hearing In Gyanvapi Mosque Case

Supreme Court Begins Hearing In Gyanvapi Mosque Case

Supreme Court is hearing the case following a plea filed before it by the management of Gyanvapi mosque against the survey of the Gyanvapi-Shringar Gauri...


17 May 2022
What Is Places Of Worship Act, Why Is It Relevant In Gyanvapi Mosque Case?

What Is Places Of Worship Act, Why Is It Relevant In Gyanvapi Mosque Case?

The Places of Worship Act 1991 was passed in the parliament in wake of the violence and communal turbulence amid the Rath Yatra-Ram Janmabhoomi movement.


17 May 2022
Gyanvapi Mosque Row: Commission To Seek More Time From Court As Survey Report Is Not Ready

Gyanvapi Mosque Row: Commission To Seek More Time From Court As Survey Report Is Not Ready

The mosque is located close to the iconic Kashi Vishwanath temple and the local court is hearing a plea by a group of women seeking permission for daily...


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