Govind Dev Giri Maharaj, the treasurer of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Trust, has called on the Muslim side to voluntarily relinquish control of the Gyanvapi and Mathura mosques to facilitate a peaceful resolution of disputes.
He expressed that if issues related to Gyanvapi and Krishna Janmabhoomi are settled amicably, Hindus would not pursue claims on other temples, as per a report by Hindustan Times.
Addressing an event in Pune, Swami Govind Dev Giri Maharaj stated, "We do not even desire to look at the other temples if three temples are freed because we have to live in the future and not in the past. The country’s future should be good, and if we get these three temples (Ayodhya, Gyanvapi, and Krishna Janmabhoomi) peacefully, we will forget about all other things."
He emphasised that the demolition of temples in Ayodhya, Gyanvapi, and Mathura represents significant scars from historical invasions, and urged the Muslim side to understand this pain and work towards healing it peacefully.
Swami Govind Dev Giri Maharaj appealed for peaceful resolution, saying, "I appeal with folded hands about all these three temples (Ayodhya, Gyanvapi, and Krishna Janmabhoomi)... because these are the biggest scars of the attacks done by invaders. People are in pain, if they (Muslim side) can heal this pain peacefully then it will help in increasing brotherhood."
The Hindu side contends that the Gyanvapi and Mathura mosques were constructed by the Mughals after demolishing grand Hindu temples.
Last month, Hindu litigants claimed that an Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) survey report indicated that the Gyanvapi mosque was built on the remains of a grand Hindu temple.
The Gyanvapi mosque is located adjacent to the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, and the Shahi Idgah in Mathura is situated next to the Krishna Janmabhoomi temple.
Bhuvan Krishna is Staff Writer at Swarajya.
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