Thursday, February 25, 2021
Home News Reports Petition filed in Delhi Court seeking restoration of Hindu and Jain temples in Qutub...

Petition filed in Delhi Court seeking restoration of Hindu and Jain temples in Qutub Minar complex

The petition stated that Qutubdin Aibak destroyed Shri Hari Vishnu Temple and 27 Jain temples along with the respective deities which were located within the temple complex inside Qutub Minar

After the landmark judgment in the Ayodhya Dispute which handed over the right to Hindus to build a Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, and with a legal battle ensuing in Kashi-Mathura, a lawsuit has been filed in national capital Delhi, seeking ‘right to worship’ at Delhi’s iconic Qutub Minar. 

The case filed at Delhi’s Saket Court seeks restoration of Hindu and Jain deities and the right to worship them within the temple complex situated inside the Qutub Minar at Mehrauli. 

Petition seeks the right to worship of Hindu and Jain deities inside Qutub Minar complex

The petition prayed for the declaration of principal deity Tirthankar Lord Rishabh Dev and principal deity Lord Vishnu, along with Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva, Goddess Gauri, God Surya, Lord Hanuman, including presiding deities of 27 temples who have the right to be restored and worshipped with proper rites and rituals, performance of regular pooja within the temple complex situated in the area of Qutub Minar complex. 

According to news agency PTI, the matter came up for hearing before Civil Judge Neha Sharma, who fixed the next date of hearing on December 24.

Qutubudin Aibak destroyed Hindu and Jain temples, along with their deities: petition

“Qutubdin Aibak, a commander of Mohammed Gauri dismantled/ destroyed Shree Vishnu Hari temple and 27 Jain and Hindu temples along with constellations of respective deities and raised some inner constructions within the temple complex,” the plea said. 

The petition further stated that Qutubdin Aibak did not completely demolish the existing temples and build Quwwatul Islam Masjid by using materials from the temples, adding that there are still pictures of Hindu gods and deities like Ganesh, Vishnu, Yaksha and symbols like Kalash, temple wells and sacred lotus in the mosque.

“Only the faces of gods and deities are defaced, the rest of the sculptures are identifiable. The corridor is completely of Vedic style having rectangular galleries with holy symbol engraved pillars,” the petitioner said.

Petitioner demands the court to create a trust to hand over the management and administration

The petitioner has sought a mandatory injunction directing the Central government to create a trust, according to the Trust Act, 1882, and hand over the management and administration of the temple complex situated within the area of Qutub complex.

“Decree be passed in the nature of mandatory injunction, directing the Trust, to be created by Central government, to manage the affairs of 27 Hindu and Jain temples with iron pillar, in accordance with the scheme of administration framed by the Central government,” the petition said.

The litigant also sought a decree to be passed in the nature of permanent injunction, restraining the defendants permanently from interfering in making necessary repair works, raising construction and making arrangement for pooja, darshan and worship of deities.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Netizens hail Mamata Banerjee for inadvertently highlighting PM Modi’s focus on use of renewable source of energy by riding an e-scooter

Netizens were amused that since e-vehicles are a more environmental friendly mode of transport, riding it to protest against rising fuel prices is quite a meta.

Maharashtra dethrones Kerala as new Covid hotspot, together account for 77% of cases in India

Maharashtra registered 8,807 new coronavirus cases and 80 deaths in the last 24 hours, the highest in the country.

Relatives of Liyaqat and Rihasat Khan give death stares: Hindu man whose garage was gutted by Muslim mob during Delhi anti-Hindu riots a year...

An eyewitness of the horrifying Delhi riots OpIndia spoke to revealed that fear still pervades among the Hindus residents of the region

Delhi: Labourers get angry at AAP after they are not paid Rs 500 promised to attend Kejriwal’s rally

While making poll promises for municipal bypolls, Kejriwal broke payment promise made to people to attend his rally

Workers of Khalsa org and Kejriwal govt discriminated against Hindu victims: An eyewitness account after 1 year of Delhi anti-Hindu riots

The eyewitness claimed that the Khalsa organisation predominantly helped the Muslim victims of the Delhi riots

Gujarat: AIMIM to focus on Godhra while AAP on Saurashtra as Congress continues to fight for relevance during second round of local body polls

Buoyed by the recent performance, AIMIM and AAP are quite confident in round two of Gujarat local body polls

Recently Popular

US President Joe Biden casually drops the N-word during Munich Security Conference, accused of racism on social media

The N-word is considered as one of the hateful words that were first uttered in the 17th century. Its origin can be traced back to the Spanish word 'negro', which is often used by white supremacists to deliberately offend the African-American community.

Karnataka: Journalist gets death threats from actor Dhruv Sarja’s fans for exposing anti-Brahmin hate shown in ‘Pogaru’ movie

Journalist Chiru Bhat had exposed the anti-Brahmin hatred shown in Dhruv Sarja's new Kannada movie 'Pogaru'.

After 450 buildings, projects being named after Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, ‘liberals’ outrage about stadium named after PM Modi

Congress workers getting triggered over Narendra Modi stadium is amusing considering there are at least 450 projects, structures, roads, colleges, universities named after the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty.

‘Give my regards to your puppet master’, Elon Musk tells Jeff Bezos owned Washington Post when they asked him about his busy schedule

Washington Post had published a report claiming the busy schedule of Elon Musk is affecting his electric car company Tesla

Narendra Modi cricket stadium in Sardar Patel Sports Enclave at Motera: All you need to know about world’s largest cricket stadium

It is important to note that the name of Sardar Patel has not been removed. However, his name has been elevated to mark the entire sports enclave that includes various other sporting facilities.

Naushad’s video of spitting on Tandoori Roti might be just the tip of the iceberg, several similar videos emerge on social media

UP Police is investigation to see if Naushad was an alone in spitting on Rotis he was making or there is a nexus indulged in such activities
- Advertisement -


Connect with us