Gyanvapi Mosque: News

31 May 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Plea for Hindu worship in Gyanvapi mosque maintainable: Allahabad HC

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday dismissed the Anjuman Intezamia Committee's petition, which challenged the maintainability of the Hindu side's plea.

Gyanvapi case: SC stays carbon dating of 'Shivling'

Hearing the plea of the Anjuman Intezamia Masjid committee of the Gyanvapi Mosque against the scientific survey of the alleged "Shivling" discovered in the mosque complex, the Supreme Court on Friday deferred the survey by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI).

Gyanvapi case: SC to hear plea against carbon dating tomorrow

The Supreme Court on Friday will hear a plea challenging the Allahabad High Court order that granted permission for a scientific survey, including carbon dating of the "Shivling" found inside the Gyanvapi Mosque complex in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi.

12 Jan 2023

Nupur Sharma

Prophet row: BJP's Nupur Sharma gets gun license amid threats

The Delhi Police has issued a gun license to suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma after she complained of receiving death threats following her incendiary remarks over Prophet Mohammed in May.

24 Dec 2022


Mathura: Court orders Shahi Idgah Masjid's survey after January 2

A court in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura ordered the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to conduct a survey of the Shahi Idgah Masjid after January 2, NDTV reported.

Udaipur tailor's murder: NIA chargesheets 11 perpetrators including 2 Pakistanis

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday named 11 accused, including two Pakistani nationals, in its chargesheet in the murder case of Udaipur-based tailor Kanhaiya Lal.

11 Nov 2022

Kashi Vishwanath

Gyanvapi case: SC extends protection to 'shivling' till further orders

The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday extended protection to the area at the Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi Mosque complex in Varanasi, where it was claimed that a shivling had been found.

14 Oct 2022


Gyanvapi case: Varanasi court rejects 'carbon dating of shivling' plea

A Varanasi court in Uttar Pradesh on Friday rejected the plea by Hindu petitioners seeking a scientific probe on shivling which was reportedly found inside the Gyanvapi Mosque complex during a survey.

22 Sep 2022


Varanasi court to resume hearing in Gyanvapi Mosque case today

Days after Hindu petitioners scored a big win in the Gyanvapi Mosque case, the hearing is all set to resume on Thursday.

Gyanvapi case: A big win for Hindu petitioners in court

A Varanasi court on Monday decided to hear a plea filed by five Hindu women demanding the right to worship within Gyanvapi Mosque.

12 Sep 2022


Gyanvapi Mosque case ruling today, Section 144 imposed in Varanasi

The Varanasi district court on Monday is expected to announce its verdict on the maintainability of the plea filed by five Hindu women seeking the right to worship Maa Shringar Gauri inside the Gyanvapi Mosque premises.

No coercive action can be taken against Nupur Sharma: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to the Centre and states like Delhi, West Bengal, and Maharashtra on ex-BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma's plea and directed that no coercive shall be taken against her pursuant to the impugned FIRs.

Gyanvapi Mosque case: SC to hear plea seeking 'Shivling' worship

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a new petition on July 21 requesting permission to worship the Shivling, which is said to have been found in the Gyanvapi Mosque premises in Varanasi during a court-ordered survey.

10 Jul 2022

Hate Speech

Ajmer clerics' hate speech against Nupur Sharma affects shrine's footfall

After the arrest of Ajmer Dargah Khadim Salman Chishti on Tuesday night for alleged inflammatory comments against the now-suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma, the footfall at the Sufi shrine in the Rajasthani city has fallen considerably.

Ajmer Dargah Khadim arrested over 'beheading' remarks against Nupur Sharma

Police arrested Ajmer Dargah Khadim Salman Chishti on Tuesday night for reportedly making inflammatory comments against suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.

05 Jul 2022


Caught on camera: Amravati killers murdered chemist in 2nd attempt

After the barbaric murder of Umesh Prahladrao Kolhe, a chemist, in Maharashtra's Amravati on June 21, CCTV footage showing him surrounded by his killers and then collapsing after being attacked has now emerged.

Man sells chicken wrapped in paper with Hindu gods, arrested

At a time when religious tensions are running high across India, a fresh incident from Uttar Pradesh has come to light.

Varanasi court adjourns Gyanvapi Mosque case hearing till July 12

The Varanasi court on Monday adjourned the hearing in the Gyanvapi Mosque case till July 12.

Sharma is single-handedly responsible for what's happening in India: SC

The Supreme Court today slammed former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma, who moved the SC seeking transfer of all the FIRs against her to Delhi.

29 Jun 2022

Narendra Modi

Udaipur murder: Won't allow 'Talibanization mindset,' says Ajmer Dargah chief

Ajmer Dargah Deewan Zainul Abedin Ali Khan has condemned the killing of a tailor in Udaipur and declared that Muslims in India will never allow the Talibanization of the nation.

14 Jun 2022


Prophet row: Delhi VHP calls for Hanuman Chalisa mass recitation

The Vishva Hindu Parishad's (VHP) Delhi unit has called on people to gather in temples and participate in Hanuman Chalisa mass recitations on Tuesday (June 14) to protest the violence that erupted in several parts of India on Friday.

13 Jun 2022

al Qaeda

Prophet row: 70 Indian government, private websites hit by cyberattacks

Former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled party leader Naveen Jindal's controversial remarks against Prophet Muhammad have created quite a stir.

13 Jun 2022


Prophet row: Kuwait government to deport expats who protested

The Kuwaiti government has decided to take action against a number of expatriates who participated in an "illegal" protest against the controversial remarks made by suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma on Prophet Muhammad.

J&K: YouTuber held for uploading 'beheading' video of Nupur Sharma

Kashmir-based YouTuber Faisal Wani was arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Police on Saturday for uploading a video depicting the "beheading" of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.

11 Jun 2022


Prophet row: 2 killed in Ranchi; curfew imposed, internet suspended

Two persons were killed and several others injured in Jharkhand's capital Ranchi where protests erupted on Friday over the controversial remarks made by now-suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma on Prophet Muhammad.

Judge who ordered Gyanvapi survey gets threat letter; case filed

The Uttar Pradesh Police has registered a case in connection with a "threat letter" received by the judge who ordered the filming of the Gyanvapi Mosque complex in Varanasi.

Prophet row: FIRs against Nupur Sharma, Naveen Jindal, Saba Naqvi

Delhi Police have filed new cases against BJP spokesman Nupur Sharma and expelled leader Naveen Jindal, among others, for allegedly propagating hate messages in the midst of the controversy over statements made regarding the Prophet Muhammad.

08 Jun 2022

al Qaeda

al-Qaeda threatens suicide attacks in India over Prophet remarks

Terrorist organization al-Qaeda in the Subcontinent (AQIS) has issued a letter dated June 6, 2022 threatening to carry out suicide attacks in India to avenge the insulting remarks about Prophet Muhammad by the now-suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders.

07 Jun 2022

Delhi Police

Ex-BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma gets police security amid threats

Following death threats that former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma received for her controversial remarks against Prophet Muhammad during a TV news debate, the Delhi Police provided her with security on Tuesday.

07 Jun 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir: SIT to probe temple vandalism in Bhaderwah

After the alleged vandalism at the Lord Vasuki Nag temple in Bhaderwah of Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district, a six-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) was constituted on Monday to investigate the case, the police said.

Nupur Sharma suspension: What is Rule 10(a) of BJP Constitution?

Amid a backlash from the Arab nations against the comments made by former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma against Prophet Muhammad, the party on Sunday suspended her with "immediate effect" till further inquiry for expressing views contrary to its position.

06 Jun 2022


Prophet Muhammad remarks: Mumbai Police to summon Nupur Sharma soon

The Mumbai Police on Monday said it will soon issue summons to the suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for questioning in cases filed over her derogatory statements about Prophet Muhammad.

06 Jun 2022

Delhi University

Who is Nupur Sharma, whose remarks led to 'diplomatic war'?

Nupur Sharma, the BJP leader who was suspended from the party for making controversial religious remarks on Sunday, was the party's official spokesperson.

Unwarranted, narrow-minded comments: MEA's critical response to OIC's statement

India slammed the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Monday for its "unwarranted" comments on suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nupur Sharma's remarks on Prophet Muhammed in a TV news debate.

05 Jun 2022


BJP suspends spokesperson Nupur Sharma, Naveen Jindal over 'Prophet' remark

Facing criticism from various quarters, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday suspended its spokesperson Nupur Sharma for allegedly making derogatory remarks about Prophet Muhammad.

03 Jun 2022

Mohan Bhagwat

Why look for Shivling in every mosque?: RSS chief Bhagwat

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said that the Gyanvapi Mosque matter was ongoing and noted that "history cannot be changed."

29 May 2022

Nupur Sharma

FIR against BJP's Nupur Sharma for remarks on Prophet Muhammad

The Mumbai Police has filed an FIR against BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for allegedly making derogatory remarks about Prophet Muhammad.

Gyanvapi case: Next hearing in Varanasi district court on Monday

Varanasi district court Judge AK Vishvesha, on Thursday scheduled the hearing of Gyanvapi Mosque-Shringar Gauri case to Monday.

25 May 2022


Krishna Janmabhoomi case: Mathura court defers hearing till May 31

Mathura's district court on Wednesday deferred hearing on petitions filed in connection with the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi issue.

Gyanvapi case: Varanasi court to hear maintainability plea on Thursday

The Varanasi district court will begin its hearing on the maintainability of the Gyanvapi-Shringar Gauri complex case on Thursday.

Gyanvapi Mosque case: Varanasi court reserves judgment till Tuesday

A local court in Varanasi on Monday reserved its judgment on the Gyanvapi Mosque case after hearing the petitions.

Gyanvapi: DU professor arrested over 'derogatory' Shivling post gets bail

Delhi University's associate professor Ratan Lal, who was arrested on Friday for posting derogatory remarks on the Shivling found inside Varanasi's Gyanvapi Mosque complex, was granted bail after furnishing a bond of Rs. 50,000.

Gyanvapi case to be heard by 'experienced' district judge: SC

The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday said that it would not interfere with the survey order passed by the Varanasi court in the Gyanvapi Mosque case, adding that an experienced district judge must now hear the case.

SC defers Gyanvapi hearing, asks Varanasi court to halt proceedings

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Varanasi District Court not to issue any order in the Gyanvapi Mosque case until it hears the matter on Friday at 3:00 pm.

18 May 2022

Delhi Police

Professor demands gun license from PM after Gyanvapi 'shivling' comments

Delhi University's History professor Ratan Lal has stated that he has received online threats as a result of his controversial remarks concerning the shivling found at Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi.

Gyanvapi Mosque survey: Singh betrayed me, alleges outgoing commissioner Mishra

After a Varanasi court removed Ajay Mishra as the advocate commissioner for leaking the Varanasi Gyanvapi Mosque survey information to media on Tuesday, the latter said he was betrayed by Vishal Singh, who is the new Chief Advocate Commissioner.

Varanasi court removes Gyanvapi Mosque survey commissioner for leaking information

A Varanasi court on Tuesday removed Ajay Mishra as the advocate commissioner for leaking the Gyanvapi Mosque survey information.

SC to hear plea on Varanasi Gyanvapi Mosque matter today

The Supreme Court will hear the Varanasi Gyanvapi Mosque management's plea against the court-mandated videography survey on Tuesday.

Varanasi's Gyanvapi Mosque: Survey complete; Shivling found inside well

The Varanasi Gyanvapi Mosque complex's court-ordered videography survey was completed on Monday, a day before the next court hearing.

Varanasi's Gyanvapi Mosque: Videography survey concludes peacefully on day 1

As per court orders, the videography survey of Varanasi's Gyanvapi Mosque complex resumed on Saturday amid tight security arrangements.

Gyanvapi Mosque survey: SC refuses to grant interim status quo

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to grant an interim order of status quo on the survey of the Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

12 May 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi: Court refuses to stay Gyanvapi Mosque survey, seeks report

A court in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi on Thursday ruled that survey inside the Gyanvapi Mosque would continue.