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Gyanvapi row: Mehbooba Mufti says ‘BJP after all our mosques’

16/05/2022 at 8:03 PM

New Delhi, May 16: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday targeted the BJP over the Gyanvapi Mosque controversy.

Slamming the BJP-led Centre, she said that “they are after all our mosques”. They are after the Gyanvapi Mosque now. Our God is wherever we worship; give us a list of all mosques you are eyeing..” “Would everything be okay when they take all of it?” she asked addressing a press conference.

Notably, as the third day of the court-ordered videography survey of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi Mosque complex in Varanasi concluded oday, the Hindu petitioner in the case, Sohan Lal Arya claimed a ‘Shivling’ has been found inside the well in the mosque complex.

 “The Shivling is 12 feet by 8 inches in diameter Nandi faced,” he added.

After the conclusion of the survey, the Varanasi court ordered the District Magistrate of Varanasi, Kaushal Raj Sharma, “to seal the area where the Shivling was found and to bar people from going to the place.”

In its order, the court said that the DM, police commissioner and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) commandant Varanasi will be responsible for the security of the sealed area.

Notably, five women had filed a petition in the court seeking permission for daily worship at the Shringar Gauri temple, which is claimed to be situated inside the Gyanvapi Mosque premises.

The order of the civil court for undertaking survey and videography at the premises was subsequently given by the court.

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