Gyanvapi Case: ASI Team Reaches Mosque To Conduct Survey

The Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee had challenged the Varanasi District Judge's July 21 order.
Gyanvapi Mosque
Gyanvapi Mosque

A team of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) arrived at the Gyanvapi mosque premises on Friday morning adjacent to Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi to start the scientific survey of the complex amid tight security measures.

Allahabad High Court had on Thursday allowed the Archaeological Survey of India to conduct a survey of the Allahabad High Court dismissed Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee's plea, challenging the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) survey of the mosque complex, adjacent to Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi.

"All people (including ASI officials) have reached there. The survey has started. We are also going inside," Subhash Nandan Chaturvedi, Advocate representing the Hindu side on the Gyanvapi case told ANI.

The Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee had challenged the Varanasi District Judge's July 21 order.

On July 21, Varanasi district judge AK Vishvesha ordered the ASI survey of the Gyanvapi complex on an application moved by four Hindu women on May 16, 2023.

The order of the district judge, however, excluded the Wuzu Khana (ablution pond area) of the complex, which has been sealed on the order of the top court.

Earlier, the Allahabad High Court asked the ASI to not start the survey of Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi as the hearing on the matter was underway after Supreme Court put on hold till 5 pm July 26 a detailed scientific survey by the ASI to determine if the mosque located next to the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi was built upon a temple.

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