An eminent Hindu American group has welcomed the Varanasi district court order that allowed Hindu prayers earlier than idols in a cellar of the Gyanvapi mosque. According to the court docket order, Hindu devotees can now provide prayers at a restricted space inside the mosque generally known as ‘Vyas Ka Tekhana’, .
Joined by over half a dozen Hindu American teams, the Vishva Hindu Parishad of America (VHPA) in a press release described it as a “historic ruling”.
“The VHPA expresses deep appreciation for the thoughtful and just decision of the honourable court. This landmark ruling restores the rights that were unlawfully taken from Hindus in November 1993,” a media launch stated on Thursday.
A puja was held within the mosque’s southern cellar on Wednesday night time, about eight hours after the district choose’s order allowing the resumption of Hindu prayers within the cellar, a follow stated to have been discontinued three many years again.
Hours later, the mosque committee approached the Supreme Court and the Allahabad High Court searching for a keep on that order.
“The VHPA underscores that this case is fundamentally about property rights and not a conflict against any minority group. The decision, grounded in irrefutable evidence presented by the Hindu side, aligns perfectly with the principles of justice,” it stated.
The VHPA stated the in depth archaeological surveys carried out by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) have beforehand unearthed plain proof, indicating that the Gyanvapi mosque was constructed following the demolition of a Hindu temple.
“The VHPA applauds the court for recognising the significance of this evidence,” the assertion learn.
Meanwhile, the Indian American Muslim Council strongly condemned the court docket order allowing Hindu devotees to worship within the basement of the Gyanvapi mosque.
“We vehemently stand against any effort to erase our history and heritage, as well as the manipulation of religious narratives for political ends. This court decision represents a significant injustice and constitutes another assault on the rights of India’s 200 million Muslims,” stated IAMC govt director Rasheed Ahmed.
On Thursday, the Gyanvapi mosque administration committee approached the Supreme Court searching for an pressing listening to, difficult the district court docket order. But the apex court docket requested the committee to maneuver the Allahabad High Court, which it did later within the day.