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On Monday, the Supreme Court declared that no Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) survey of the Gyanvapi Mosque complex would take conducted before July 26.

The Muslim and Hindu sides in the Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi mosque dispute have been in court for more than a year, since a group of Hindu women sought permission to worship at the complex. A timeline of the proceedings so far.

An ASI team arrived in Varanasi earlier today to carry out an investigation of the mosque complex close to Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

The Gyanvapi Mosque complex, excluding the “Vazukhana” region, was to be surveyed on Friday, according to a directive from the Varanasi Court.

The Gyanvapi Mosque complex won’t have an Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) survey until July 26, based to a ruling made by the Supreme Court on Monday.

Earlier today, a team from the ASI arrived in Varanasi to carry out an investigation of the mosque complex next to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

The Varanasi Court has ordered the ASI to assess the Gyanvapi Mosque complex on Friday, with the exception of the “Vazukhana” part.

“To provide them with some relief, we direct that the order of the District Judge of Varanasi, pursuant to Article 227 (Powers of superintendence over all courts by the High Court) of the Constitution, allowing them (the mosque committee) to move the High Court, be kept in disregard until 5 p.m. on July 26 in the case where they prefer to go to the High Court, and the Registrar-Judicial of the High Court shall ensure that the dispute is placed

The decision by the High Court will have implications for the future of the ASI study.

The mosque committee may seek the Allahabad High Court for a stay on the ASI survey up until the evening of July 26 following the Supreme Court’s directive. At present, it appears that the High Court’s decision will determine whether the ASI survey of the Gyanvapi Mosque complex will continue. On the other hand, Vishnu Shankar Jain, who was arguing for the Hindu side, said that the Supreme Court had ordered the district court’s order pertaining to the ASI survey to be suspended and had urged the Allahabad Court to reconsider the situation. In front of the High Court, we shall argue our case. The Intejamia Masjid Committee, who spoke for the Muslim side, made the mistaken claim that excavation had originated there, which is not genuine.

The court ordered the “Director of ASI…to conduct a thorough scientific investigation of the present structure by using GPR Survey, Excavation, Dating method and other modern techniques to find out…whether the same has been constructed over an already present structure of a Hindu temple.”

The ASI was also instructed to do a GPR survey beneath the ground of all the cellars and, if necessary, an excavation to figure out the year and kind of construction of the building’s western wall.

The court directed that the “Director of ASI…conduct a detailed scientific investigation by using GPR Survey, Excavation, Dating method and other modern techniques of the present structure to find out…whether the same has been constructed over a pre-existing structure of a Hindu temple.”

“Understanding the Court’s Approach to This Matter”

The ASI was also instructed to perform a GPR evaluation of all the cellars’ subsurface circumstances and, if necessary, an excavation in order to determine the building’s western wall’s date and kind of construction.

The court mandated that a thorough report be submitted by August 4 and that the survey discussions be videotaped in order to maintain transparency.

 

The Kashi Vishwanath temple was allegedly built on the location of the mosque, claiming to the Hindu litigants. The Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991 forbids changing the character of any place of worship from what it was on August 15, 1947, according to the Muslim petitioners, who contend that the mosque was built on Waqf land.

The court mandated that the survey procedures be recorded in order to maintain transparency and that a thorough report be submitted by August 4th.

The Kashi Vishwanath temple, due to the Hindu plaintiffs, was once located on the place where the mosque now stands. However, according to the Muslim plaintiffs, the mosque was constructed on Waqf property, and the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act of 1991 forbids altering any place of worship’s identity from what it was on August 15, 1947.

 

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/gyanvapi-mosque-survey-case-context-8857303/

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