India: Court agrees to hear Hindu plea over disputed Gyanvapi Mosque
13 September 2022 | 1:28 pm
A group of five women argues that the centuries-old Gyanvapi mosque in the holy Indian city of Varanasi was built after a Muslim emperor tore down a Hindu temple.
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