Aurangzeb broke and…
The plaintiffs said, ‘Historians have confirmed that the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb had issued a decree on 9 April 1669 for the demolition of the Adi Visheshwar (Kashi Vishwanath) temple in Varanasi. There is nothing on record to prove that the then ruler or any subsequent ruler passed any order making the disputed land a waqf or handing over the land to any Muslim or Muslim institution.
How is the mosque on the temple land?
The Hindu side has argued, ‘A mosque can be built only on the land earmarked by the Waqf and the Waqf should have real legal right to the property.’ He said that any construction done on temple land on the orders of any Muslim ruler or any Muslim cannot be considered as a mosque.
What is Waqf?
Muslim experts tell that Waqf means donation made for any religious work. In such a situation, if a person who believes in Islam has made any donation for religious works, then it is called Waqf. Under this, educational institutions, cemeteries, mosques and other institutions come.
Is the Shivling found in the Gyanvapi Masjid the same as the one that Aurangzeb had demolished the temple?