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Target Varanasi

Print edition : December 07, 2018

The Kashi Vishwanath temple and the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi. Photo: AKHILESH KUMAR

River Ganga at one of the Ghats near the Kashi Vishwanath temple. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

A Siva temple awaiting demolition.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath presents a memento to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi on September 18. Photo: PTI

In a striking similarity with the way in which the area surrounding the Babri Masjid was cleared by a BJP State government in 1991-92, homes, temples and shops are being demolished around the Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi mosque complex, raising fears about the fate of the mosque.
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