What the courts will decide in the case of Gyanvapi Masjid in Varanasi, nothing can be said right now but understand that this matter is not like Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. No lawyer or petitioner or Hindu organization is demanding that the Gyanvapi Masjid should be demolished and the temple which was earlier should be erected in its place. Such demands have been banned since 1991, because the law has been passed in Parliament that whatever religious place it was on 15 August 1947, it will now remain the same.
That is why creating fear that a conspiracy to demolish Gyanvapi’s mosque has started is wrong. Here the petitions filed by some women in the local court are very limited in their purpose. They pray that they be given the right to worship and circumambulate the Gauri Shringar Mandir on the outer side of the mosque. For many years this old facility was stopped by the managing committee of the mosque for a few years. The local court ordered an inquiry into the mosque complex. The results of the investigation became clear.
Due to them communal tension increased. Some Hindu spokespersons are saying that the mosque is filled with the remains of the temple. The Mughal invaders broke the temple and built a mosque. On this, Muslim organizations are saying that the conspiracy to demolish the Gyanvapi Masjid has started. The truth is that not only the temples of Kashi, Mathura and Ayodhya, but hundreds of temples in the country were demolished by foreign invaders who built mosques there. He did this not only in India, but in many countries like Spain, Turkey, Indonesia etc.
Those cruel and goth kings who were hungry for power, keeping the ideals of the Prophet Muhammad at bay, satisfied their arrogance by demolishing many temples and churches of the world. He was concerned not with the omnipresent Allah, but with his own power. I have also seen mosques in Iran that have been demolished by neighboring Muslim rulers. In South India, the Jama Masjid of Golconda was also demolished by Aurangzeb, because there were three great means of establishing the glory of the emperor. Capturing the women of the defeated, plundering property and corrupting their places of worship.
If a temple, mosque or church is built because of these reasons, can anyone be proud of it? A true devotee of any religion cannot look at such places of worship with respect. But even talking about demolishing them now is like putting your hands in the barr’s hive. Let it remain as it is. They will stand as monuments of government atrocities, but what does it matter to those who are true God or God-lovers, whether they go to a mosque or a temple? Or go for both at once. The God who is in the temple, that is Allah in the mosque.