Gyanvapi: How was the survey done in the mosque even after the law of the place of worship?

  • Saroj Singh
  • BBC correspondent


The controversy over Gyanvapi Masjid is very old but these days there is a new visible boom.

The Gyanvapi controversy cannot be properly understood without understanding a law made before the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1991.

First of all, let us know what the Place of Worship Act of 1991 is?

The issue dates back to 1991. At that time, the nationwide movement to build a temple at Ayodhya Shri Ram Janmabhoomi was in full swing.

In 1990, BJP leader LK Advani launched a nationwide Rath Yatra. He was arrested in Bihar. Bullets were fired at kar sevaks the same year. Communal tension was boiling across the country and especially in Uttar Pradesh.

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