Gyanvapi Mosque: Yogi says Muslims should accept ‘historical mistake’; Owaisi reacts sharply

Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi Uttar Pradesh. [File Photo]

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said that Muslim petitioners in the Gyanvapi Mosque case should come forward with a proposal to fix what he called a “historical blunder”.

“If we call it a mosque, there will be a dispute. We should just call it Gyanvapi. I feel whoever has been blessed with sight by God, that person should see. What is a trishul (trident) doing inside a mosque? We did not put it there. There is security inside, there are Central forces are There is a jyotirlinga, dev pratimas (idols),” Adityanath said in a podcast interview with ANI.

Meanwhile, the AIMIM chief, a staunch critic of Yogi said that despite knowing that the matter is sub-judice he is making such a controversial statement which is directly a judicial overreach.

Yogi knows that the Muslim side has opposed the ASI survey in Allahabad High Court and the judgement will be delivered in a few days, still, he gave such a controversial statement, this is judicial overreach,” said Owaisi.

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