Police prohibit Hindu devotees from reciting Hanuman Chalisa at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple

The Idol of Deity Hanuman in the temple area is not disputed

Varanasi (UP) – Police and Administration prevented Hindu activists of ‘Gyanvapi Mukti Maha Parishad’ from reciting the Hanuman Chalisa at Gyanvapi. A group of about 30 activists wanted to visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple area, recite Hanuman Chalisa and worship the Idol of Deity Hanuman.

(Credit : Capital TV Uttar Pradesh)

1. These activists argued that permission was not needed to worship and recite Stotras in the Hanuman Temple. There is no dispute over the Idol of Deity Hanuman and it is not a disputed place.

2. Since Hindu devotees were not allowed to worship, they recited the Hanuman Chalisa in front of the Dakshinmukhi Hanuman located at Bulanala and resolved to liberate Gyanvapi. Last week, they worshipped the Nandi in the Vishwanath Temple.

3. The former Vice President of the Central Bar Association, Raja Anand Jyoti Singh, said it is disappointing that Hindus are prohibited from reciting and worshipping in their own temples. On the other hand, Muslims are going to the Gyanvapi Masjid and offer prayers.

4. Newton Pandey said that it is shameful to seek permission to worship when no dispute exists.

Editorial Viewpoints

  • Despite a case in the Court, Muslims are free to offer namaz at the Gyanvapi Masjid. Contrary to this, prohibiting Hindus from reciting Hanuman Chalisa in front of an undisputed Idol of Hanuman ji amounts to being discriminatory. Such an act is not expected from the Hindu Government of Uttar Pradesh.
  • It is a shame for Hindus that they are prohibited from worshiping in the land of the majority of Hindus only.

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