Saturday, 28 May, 2022
TopicKashi Vishwanath

Topic: Kashi Vishwanath

LPG prices, jobs, Assam floods — Varanasi Muslims say Gyanvapi row a ‘bogey’ to distract

Many Hindu and Muslim traders and workers in Varanasi want media and leaders to stop fuelling furore over Gyanvapi mosque and focus on ‘real’ issues rather than ‘mandir-masjid’.

Gyanvapi row and Places of Worship Act were born together. Now each wants to end the other

The outcome in the Gyanvapi dispute will decide the future of not just religious structures, but also the foundational structures of religious freedom that India was built on.

Lakshmi, Sita, Rekha, Manju, Rakhi — meet the 5 women at the centre of Gyanvapi petition

Five women include a housewife married to a VHP member, a beautician, an RSS worker and an 'untraceable' person. Four of them tell ThePrint what inspired them to file the petition.

Govt, court and Muslims must accept Hindu claim on Gyanvapi to avoid repeat of Ayodhya 1992

Hindu society has been silently and peacefully agitating for the return of the Kashi Vishwanath temple. It's unlikely this resentment and restraint will last longer.

‘Lotus, sheshnaag, vermillion-hued idols’: What ‘survey report’ says about Shringar Gauri site

Ex-court commissioner says he wrote purported report based on 2-day survey of ‘Shringar Gauri’ site of Gyanvapi mosque. Unverified 'full report' with Shivling details goes viral too.

DU professor booked for post on Gyanvapi ‘Shivling’, seeks AK-56 licence from PM after ‘threats’

Ratan Lal has been booked under IPC sections 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race) & 295-A (acts intended to outrage religious feelings).

SC orders protection of Gyanvapi area where ‘Shivling’ was found, removes namaz curbs

SC’s order comes a day after Varanasi civil court directed district administration to seal off the area where a Shivling was reportedly discovered in Gyanvapi mosque complex.

Kashi Vishwanath trust ex-head says Gyanvapi plea for ‘cheap publicity’, idols not where it claims

According to petitioners, ‘Maa Shringar Gauri Sthal’ is on the outer wall of the mosque. However, the priest, citing 2 books on Varanasi’s history, claims idols located elsewhere.

Video survey of Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi to continue, says court

Court ordered survey in April on the petition of 5 Hindu women who wanted to pray daily at a Hindu shrine inside the complex.

Plea to worship Hindu idols, survey row — the latest Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi legal tussle

Fresh bone of contention is a court-ordered survey of ‘Maa Shringar Gauri Sthal and other areas’ within Gyanvapi mosque complex. Survey team has been stalled twice.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.