Qutb Minar Dispute: A hearing has been adjourned in the Sakit court on the issue of whether worship can be allowed in the historic Qutb Minar complex in Delhi. The hearing will now take place on August 27. There was a demand from Hindus that they only want the right to worship. However, the ASI had made it clear in the affidavit that worship could not be performed. The nature of the building is also to be decided by the court. The Qutub Minar was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993. The complex is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Qutb Minar Dispute: Know what is the whole matter?
The Qutb Minar controversy began when a former ASI officer claimed that the Qutb Minar was built by King Vikramaditya and not by Qutbuddin Aibak as history books teach us. Dharamvir Sharma, former regional director of ASI, had said that Qutb Minar was actually a sun tower built by Chandragupta Vikramaditya of the Gupta Empire in the 5th century. This is not the Qutub Minar but the Sun Tower. The inclination of the Qutub Minar is 25 inches. This is because it was made to see the sun. This is the reality of science and archeology. Since then the Hindu side has been asking permission to worship here. In the past, some people even recited Hanuman Chalisa outside Qutb Minar.