Ordered by Aurangzeb: Six arguments put forth by Hindu side in Gyanvapi Mosque case
New Delhi, May 20: The Hindu side in the Gyanvapi Mosque case urged the Supreme Court to reject the petition filed by the Mosque committee which had challenged the filming inside the complex.
The lawyers representing the Hindu side said that the property belongs to Lord Adi Vishweshwar since much before the Islamic rule in India. It was forcibly captured by Aurangzeb, they said.
Here are six arguments put-forth by the Hindu side.
The order to demolish the Temple was given by Aurangzeb and the same was done in the capacity of a sovereign. The land does not belong to any Muslim, Muslim body or Waqf board.
A Mosque can be constructed only on a Waqf property. Aurangzeb did not create any Waqf.
The Gyanvapi Mosque is only a structure and cannot be regarded as a Mosque.
The devotees in thousands circumambulate through the Parikrama Marg. Only festive days they assemble in lakhs and perform religious rituals
Hindu devotees have already been worshipping the deities of Lord Adivisheshwar, Goddess Shringar Gauri and other Gods and Goddesses, which are already existent within the property in question.
Circumambulation around the deity is an integral part of worship and is recognised b the Hindu law.