On 21 July 2023, Varanasi District Judge court has issued an order for a scientific survey of the Gyanvapi mosque, which is located near the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varansi, Uttar Pradesh. However, the survey will not include the ‘wazukhana’ area, which is used by Muslims.
Gyanvapi mosque : Dispute
The Gyanvapi mosque case in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India, revolves around a legal dispute concerning the ownership of the land where the mosque is situated. It originated in 1991 when local priests filed a suit in the Varanasi Civil Court to gain permission for worship in the Gyanvapi Mosque Complex. They claimed that the mosque was constructed on the site of the demolished portion of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in the 17th Century.
Q.: What is the Gyanvapi mosque case about in Varanasi ?
A) A dispute over the ownership of the Gyanvapi Mosque
B) A legal battle regarding the construction of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple
C) A controversy over the scientific survey of the Gyanvapi Mosque
D) A depute about Ganga corridor in Varanasi
Answer: A) A dispute over the ownership of the Gyanvapi Mosque