Monday, August 8, 2022

Gyanvapi Row: VHP chief claims Shivling found to be one of 12 Jyotirlingas

Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) president Alok Kumar concurred with the Supreme Court’s decision in the Gyanvapi mosque issue on Friday, claiming that the Hindu side will be able to demonstrate that the Shivling discovered is one of the 12 jyotirlingas.

According to VHP chief, they will be able to verify that the ‘Shivling’ recovered within the Gyanvapi mosque is one of the jyotirlingas.

“We believe it is Shivling since Nandi is looking at it, and the position says it is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, and the waju khana of the Gyanvapi Mosque complex was built over the ruins of the desecrated old temple invaded by the Mughals. We’ll be able to prove it in court, and the Supreme Court will make the final decision. We will establish that is the authentic Jyotirlinga by having the judge take the local commissioner’s report “he stated.

VHP chief further asserted that the 1991 Act would not apply to the issue of the Gyanvapi Mosque.

However, Asaduddin Owaisi, the president of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), asked the Supreme Court to “walk the talk” in the Gayanvapi mosque issue, recalling the apex court’s words during the Ram temple case hearing.

Owaisi stated that one cannot conduct ‘Wazu’ before offering namaaz. Wazu, also known as wudu, is a cleansing and washing ritual conducted before offering namaz. The fountain can be retained, but Owaisi believes the pond should remain open.

Earlier on Friday, the Supreme Court ordered that the Gyanvapi mosque matter be transferred from the civil judge to the Varanasi district judge.

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