Shekhar Gupta: Mosques in the rear-view mirror

Those who believed that the unanimous, five-judge Supreme Court judgement on the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid dispute would also bring closure to other divisive temple-mosque controversies in India were rudely shaken by a district court in Varanasi. The ghosts of the subcontinent’s contentious medieval history aren’t buried so soon. The court, headed by judge Ashutosh Tiwari, allowed a civil suit seeking an Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) study of the Gyanvapi mosque side to determine if it had been superimposed after demolishing the Kashi Vishwanath Temple that might have origi.....

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