EXPLAINED: AFTER GYANVAPI, WHY RIGHT-WING ACTIVISTS ARE SEEKING PERMISSION TO PRAY AT TIPU SULTAN-ERA MOSQUE IN KARNATAKA
Even as a Uttar Pradesh court has ordered that Varanasi’s Gyanvapi Masjid complex be closed to the public amid stunning claims by Hindu petitioners that a “Shivling” was found on the premises, a new controversy is erupting in Karnataka.
Right-wing activists have approached the Madhya Pradesh district administration for permission to offer prayers at a mosque – the Masjid-i-Ala or Jamia Masjid in Srirangapatna, 16 kilometres from Mysuru. They believe that a Hanuman temple once stood there.
- 17 May 2022