BJP MP Vinay Katiyar says Delhi’s Jama Masjid was ‘Jamuna Devi temple’

Vinay Katiyar claimed that close to 6,000 places have been razed by invading Mughal forces in the past.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 7, 2017 3:35 pm
Jama Masjid was built by Shah Jahan, who had also built Taj Mahal and Red Fort. (Source: AP)

Amid the ongoing debate over the Ayodhya dispute, BJP MP Vinay Katiyar Thursday claimed that close to 6,000 places have been razed by invading Mughal forces in the past. Katiyar, who had previously claimed that Taj Mahal was a temple, added that Delhi’s Jama Masjid was known as “Jamuna Devi Temple” before the capital was sacked by Mughals. The 17th-century mosque was built by Shah Jahan, who had also built Taj Mahal and Red Fort.

“There were about 6000 places that were broken down by the Mughal emperors. Delhi’s Jama Masjid was originally Jamuna Devi temple, similarly, Taj Mahal was Tejo Mahalaya,” ANI quoted Vinay Katiyar as saying.

Earlier, when the Uttar Pradesh government left out Taj Mahal from its tourism brochure, Katiyar claimed the Mughal mausoleum was, in fact, a Hindu temple which housed an idol of Lord Shiva.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court began final hearing in the Ayodhya case, 25 years after the demolition of Babri Masjid. The apex court, however, adjourned the hearing till February 8. Appearing for one of the Muslim litigants in the case, senior counsel Kapil Sibal requested the bench headed by Chief Justice Deepak Misra to postpone the hearing until July 2019. Sibal told the court that the verdict would have repercussions outside the court and disturb law and order in the country. He also questioned the “hurry” in concluding the hearing.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing an election rally in Gujarat on Wednesday, lauded the Sunni Waqf Board, Uttar Pradesh, for disagreeing with Sibal’s stand. He attacked the Congress for “the sin of keeping important issues unresolved” for electoral advantage and “making a mess of the country”.

Meanwhile, Sibal clarified that he was not representing the Sunni Waqf Board and sought to de-link his roles as a professional lawyer and a Congress politician. “First of all, I am a professional. I represented Iqbal Ansari,” he said.

On his request to defer the hearing till July 2019, he said: “People of the country know what the BJP stands for. The Prime Minister just proved it today. My plea was that there should be no divisive politics in India.”

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  1. Suhas Gha
    Dec 7, 2017 at 8:26 pm
    Katiyarjee, ram mandir bandhkar thak gave abhi jamunajeka mandir par aa gaye. Katiyarjee, niether u, vhp, bajarangi or that nirmohi akhada and rss, bjp do not have any intention to build ram temple for nrxt 100 year. So after ram mandir (which u could not build for last 50 years,)are now looking at jama masjid. Katiyarjee, u, ur vhp, rss, ur bajarangi, bjp and every one associated with ram mandir are lieing to the nation and will continue to lie for next several years. But u will never build a temple. U are the main onstacle in buildind temple. People like u should be put behind the bar, lock it and throw the key to the bottom of bottomless sea. Behind the bar is correct place for people like u who boast abut post godhra riots, who boast killing in the name of gou rakshaks.
    1. Ashok Dhingra
      Dec 7, 2017 at 7:50 pm
      He is right. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in Trombay was earlier known as RSS Hqrs. and was built by Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.
      1. Nitin Deolekar
        Dec 7, 2017 at 7:40 pm
        Forget Mandir?? Do common civil code first!! Can Any one poet / great imaginative person like Leela Bhansali can even imagine in day-Dreams a scenario like No place for Mosque in Makka-Madina?? But same is reality for 1-Billion poor Hindus in India, due to Dirty Laws done by Pseudo-Secular Nehru Ambedkar?? Poor Pseudo-Secular?? Gandhi-Nehru-Ambedkar pro-Muslim Laws resulted in ISIS Terrorists Today a Fact for India. They failed to do even common civil code?? Forced 1-wife Act by Law for Hindu!! But Left Muslim free for Four Shaadi Verbal Talak!! is is Ambedkar idea of Equality?? Time has come to reverse Ambedkar Laws for next 70 years: Dare Do Apply 1-wife Act by Law for Muslim brothers Allow 2-shadi Talak for Hindu. Then Try common civil code after 70 years? Also Apply China family Law for Muslims: 1-family-1-child for next 70 years there-after 2. Gift Job reservation to Muslim women suffered due to Ambedkar bad laws Like Shah bano. Teach them Tennis from Sania Mirza in Schools!
        1. John Abram
          Dec 7, 2017 at 7:21 pm
          Theek hai chal tha mandir, abi tu kya karega...?
          1. Mahender Goriganti
            Dec 7, 2017 at 7:15 pm
            Probably true based on the history of Isami practices all across the world starting with Indus valley (current Pakistan Afganistan) Jeru m, Karbala, Mecca Medina and Egyptian temples since inception, Afghanistan Syria as recently as just 10 years Porkistan perpetually including other mosques.
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