In the knowledgeable mosque case, the Hindu party’s lawyer stated that the Allahabad High Court has indicated that the survey of the knowledgeable mosque complex can begin.
The Allahabad High Court upheld the order from Varanasi Court on Thursday, allowing the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to survey the knowledgeable mosque complex and dismissing the petition from the Muslim party challenging the survey.
Chief Justice Preethinkar Diwakar stated that the Varanasi Court’s order for ASI survey was appropriate and that a scientific survey is necessary in the interest of justice.
The Hindu party’s lawyer said that the Allahabad High Court has indicated that the survey of the knowledgeable mosque complex can begin.
On 27th July, the court had reserved the order on the petition against the survey until 3rd August, which sought to determine whether there was a temple at the site where the mosque was built.
The ASI had commenced the survey on 24th July, but the Supreme Court had put a stay on it after the mosque committee appealed against the lower court’s order. The mosque committee expressed concern that the excavation might damage the mosque’s structure. The central government reassured that the excavation would not cause any harm to the structure.
Meanwhile, another petition has been filed in the Allahabad High Court by a woman named Rakhi Singh for the protection of “Hindu symbols and signs” within the knowledgeable mosque complex. She demanded a ban on the entry of non-Hindus into the complex until the verdict of the Varanasi Court in the knowledgeable-Shringar Gauri case is delivered. The hearing for this case is scheduled for 7th August.
The ASI survey order’s challenger, the secretary of Anjuman Intazamia mosque committee, stated that they have not yet received Rakhi Singh’s petition and will prepare their response once they receive it.
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A group of women had knocked on the doors of the lower Varanasi Court, demanding permission to pray in front of Hindu deities within the mosque complex, claiming that a temple used to exist there before. The court ordered a video survey of the mosque, which showed a structure that the petitioners claimed to be a “Shivalinga.” The committee refuted the claims and stated that it was a part of a fountain where people used to wash their hands and feet before offering prayers. The Supreme Court ordered the sealing of the Shivalinga area.