Gyanvapi Mosque - Kashi Vishwanath Temple Controversy: Undoing Historical Wrongs

Situation assessment as on 23/05/2022 | Price: Rs 800/-

Hindus claim the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi, UP was built by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb after destroying a Hindu temple.  The controversy could rekindle tensions between the two communities.  The court ordered videography survey of  complex has revealed debris of temples, Hindu motifs. The study explains the challenge in Supreme Court over the videography survey; The Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991 that has frozen ‘religious identity’ of any site of worship; linkages with the Ayodhya Ram  temple;   the views of RSS and BJP. The study has a separate section on AFTER AYODHYA, VARANASI, NOW MATHURA - BIRTHPLACE OF LORD KRISHNA; litigation around the dispute; the use of laws to rake up religious controversies; the consequences of ‘imagined hurt’ etc.

Situation assessment for the week ended 23 May, 2022  (3,600 words)

Price: Rs 800/-

Date of SS: 23 May, 2022