The petition filed in Saket Court of Delhi claimed that Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque was built at Qutub Minar complex after the demolition of 27 Hindu & Jain Temples.
The petition has been filed by Hari Shankar Jain and Advocate Ranjana Agnihotri on behalf of Jain deity Tirthankar Lord Rishabh Dev and Hindu deity Lord Vishnu respectively.
The petition claimed that short history displayed by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) narrated that 27 temples were demolished and reusing the materials of the construction of Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque was raised inside the complex.
“Decree be passed in the nature of a mandatory injunction, directing the Trust, to be created by the 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, situated within the area of Qutub Complex. “Decree be passed in the nature of a permanent injunction, restraining the defendants (Centre and ASI) permanently from interfering in making necessary repair works, raising construction and making arrangements for ‘pooja’, ‘darshan’ and worship of deities…,” the petition said.