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“If we call it a mosque, that will led to dispute”: Yogi Adityanath on Gyanvapi mosque

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In an interview with news agency ANI, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the Muslim community should come forward to admit that “a historic mistake” had happened at the site of Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi and propose a “solution”.

Adityanath was replying to a question on a possible solution to the Gyanvapi-Kashi Vishwanath temple dispute.

“If we call it a mosque, that will led to a dispute. We should call it Gyanvapi. It is Gyanvapi,” he said.

“What is a Trishul doing inside the mosque?” Adityanath asked. “There is a jyotirlinga, idols of deities, and every part of the structure screams this.”

The comments from the BJP leader come as an application filed by the Gyanvapi Masjid committee challenging the Varanasi district court’s order on a scientific survey of the mosque is pending before the Allahabad High Court.

On Uniform Civil Code, Adityanath said that the rule of “one nation, one law” must be implemented.

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