May 20, 2022

India: CPI(M) press Statement on the Gyanvapi Mosque Issue

 May 19, 2022
Press Statement
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the
following statement:
On Gyanvapi Mosque issue
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses serious concern over the
fact that the District Court, Varanasi took an ill-considered decision to
allow videography under its supervision within the premises of the Gyanvapi
Mosque that has resulted in a situation which can be utilised by communal
The Supreme Court has now intervened in the matter and the CPI(M) demands
that the utmost caution be exercised and that no violation, in letter and
spirit, of the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991 takes
place. The Act came into existence precisely to ensure that such
controversies over religious places are avoided and that efforts to change
their existing character not be permitted.
[For CPI(M) Central Committee Office]