Suit seeking ‘restoration’ of Hindu and Jain temples in Qutub Minar complex to be heard on April 27

    05-Apr-2021
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New Delhi, April 1: A Delhi Court will on April 27 take up hearing of a civil suit filed on Quwwat-Ul-Islam Masjid situated within the Qutub Minar complex in Mehrauli. The suit wasfiled on behalf of Jain deity Tirthankar Lord Rishabh Dev and Hindu deity Lord Vishnu. He had alleged that the Masjid was built in place of a temple complex and thereby seeking restoration of the temple complex comprising of 27 temples.
 
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The civil suit alleges that around 27 Hindu and Jain temples were desecrated and damaged in 1198 under the rule of Mughal emperor Qutub-Din-Aibak to construct the said mosque in place of those temples.
 
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