In the latest development regarding the Gyanvapi Mosque, the Supreme Court issued an order on Friday, stating that no aggressive action will be taken by the ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) to determine whether the Gyanvapi Mosque, situated next to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi, was built on a temple or not. The court agreed to hear a petition filed by the Mosque committee during the day.
Gyanvapi Mosque Live: Archaeological Survey Begins Scientific Survey Adjacent to Kashi Vishwanath Temple
A team from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) arrived at the Gyanvapi Mosque to initiate a scientific survey of the area adjacent to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
Representing the Hindu side, lawyer Subhash Nandan Chaturvedi expressed confidence that the survey’s results would favor the Hindus. Speaking to journalists, he said, “We are confident that the entire area belongs to the temple. The survey’s outcome will be in our favor.”
ASI Team Suspends Survey of Gyanvapi Mosque
Following the Varanasi Court’s order, a 30-member ASI team entered the Gyanvapi premises at 7 AM to conduct the survey.
ASI Team ज्ञानवापी मस्जिद पहुंची 😊
ज्ञानवापी मस्जिद परिसर का सर्वे शुरू, अंदर पहुंची 30 लोगों की टीम परिसर के अंदर पहुंच चुकी है, 4 अगस्त तक कोर्ट में देनी है रिपोर्ट।
मुस्लिम पक्ष का नया पैंतरा…..!!
मस्जिद परिसर में अब तक नहीं पहुंचा मुस्लिम पक्ष…मुस्लिम पक्ष का हो रहा… pic.twitter.com/U3QV7Q1RZu
— Manoj Kumar 🕉️🇮🇳 (@manoj_begu) July 24, 2023
The Controversy of Gyanvapi Mosque: Why was a Request for Archaeological Survey of the Religious Site Made?
The Supreme Court, after expressing agreement on hearing a petition later today, directed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) not to undertake any aggressive or excavation work in the Gyanvapi Mosque for the next two days.
This direction came after Varanasi Court granted permission to ASI to conduct a scientific survey of the Gyanvapi Mosque. However, the petition mentioned that the survey’s instructions include excavation of the entire premises, which goes against the sentiments of the SC order.