Varanasi Court’s decision is going to come today in Gyanvapi dispute, if this verdit comes in favor of Hindus, then most of the credit will go to Hari Shankar Jain and Vishnu Shankar Jain who are advocating this matter in court.
Who is Harishankar Jain?
Hari Shankar Jain started advocacy in the year 1976. His name came into the limelight in 1993 when he got order from court to open doors of Babri Masjid for Hindus.
Hari Shankar Jain also contested from Amethi in 2001 against Sonia Gandhi.
When Vishnu grew up and completed his law in 2010, he started assisting his father.
Vishnu Jain is the son of senior Supreme Court advocate Harishankar Jain. Jain, who represented the Hindu Mahasabha in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case, is a litigator or attorney in at least 12 cases involving Hindu/Jain deities.
Along with Gyanvapi, there are 110 such disputed cases in which Harishankar Jain and Vishnu Shankar Jain are fighting on behalf of Hindus. This includes Mathura’s Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Idgah case, the Qutub Minar complex dispute, the claim of Taj Mahal as a Shiva temple, among several others.
Vishnu Shankar Jain is also a spokesman for the Hindu Justice Front. He began his practice in the case of Sri Rama Janmabhumi in Ayodhya, challenging the 2010 verdict of the High Court of Allahabad.
He helped his father Hari Shankar Jain in this matter. In 2016, he passed the exam for the position of a lawyer in the Supreme Court and registered his first appearance in the Supreme Court in the case of Sri Rama Janmabhumi in Ayodhya in 2016.
Advocate Vishnu Jain, representing the Hindu side last year said that the number of disputed mosques and monuments across India at around 50, a 35-year-old Supreme Court lawyer, has also written several petitions calling for the demolition of mosques.
Jain said his “mission” is to challenge the legitimacy of the disputed mosques because he believes that many Islamic houses of worship were built by “demolishing” Hindu temples. The recent petitions by the Delhi-based lawyer are based on the findings of Jadunath Sarkar, a prominent Indian historian of the 20th century.
Vishnu Shankar Jain never forgets to mention that he and his family, especially his father, feel happy to have been able to do the work they do. There are as many as 102 cases in which one or both of the father-son duo sided with the Hindus. The oldest case dates back to 1990.