Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi mosque | Varanasi district court allows ASI survey of Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi mosque complex

Varanasi district court allows ASI survey of Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi mosque complex


Gyanvapi Mosque Complicated | Credit score: Sidharth Shekhar&nbsp

Key Highlights

  • The petition has been filed by advocate Vijay Shankar Rastogi on behalf of Swayambhu Jyotirlinga Bhagwan Vishweshwar within the courtroom of civil decide
  • Kashi Vishwanath temple was constructed by Maharaja Vikramaditya about 2,050 years in the past
  • Mughal emperor Aurangzeb destroyed the temple in 1664 and used its stays to assemble a mosque, which is called Gyanvapi masjid

New Delhi: Varanasi district courtroom has allowed an archaeological survey of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi mosque complicated.

The petition was filed by a neighborhood lawyer VS Rastogi who had demanded the restoration of the land entailing Gyanvapi Mosque to Hindus claiming that Mughal Emperor  Aurangzeb in 1664 pulled down a portion of 2000-year-old Kashi Vishwanath Temple to construct the Gyanvyapi Mosque there.

The petition was opposed by the Gyanvyapi Mosque administration committee however now the courtroom has allowed for the ASI survey of the mosque. 

All bills of the survey to be borne by the govt.

All bills regarding the survey are to be borne by the federal government. 

Reacting to this growth, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy stated, “My arms are full for subsequent twelve months: Restoring Gyan Vapi Kashi Vishvanath Temple at Varanasi and Declaration by Authorities of Ram Setu as Nationwide Heritage Monument. Later hyperlink the Setu to Ashok Vatika in Sri Lanka.”

Swamy had filed a plea within the Supreme Courtroom arguing that the Locations of Worship Act 1991 isn’t solely unconstitutional however can also be void ab initio and in opposition to the essential construction of the Structure.

A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising Justices A.S. Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian, sought a response from the Centre on the contemporary plea. 

The plea cited the occasion of Kashi Vishwanath temple at Varanasi, one of many twelve Jyotirlingas.

ASI constitutes 5-member committee; newest tech for use for survey

The ASI will represent 5 member committee, the most recent non-invasive know-how for use for survey at mosque web site.

The courtroom in its order has additionally clarified that the superstructure of the mosque shouldn’t be affected due to the survey.

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will use the most recent know-how together with Floor Penetration Radar System and different methods to conclude whether or not the construction that homes the Gyanvyapi mosque is part of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple construction, whether or not it got here into existence earlier than or after the temple.

“The Muslim facet will should be totally knowledgeable of the survey exercise. The follow of providing Namaz contained in the mosque shouldn’t get hampered. Additionally, satisfactory camouflage ought to keep in place to keep up the sanctity of the method,” the courtroom noticed.

The surveyors have additionally been directed by the courtroom to hold out the exercise discreetly and never reveal the end result or progress of the survey to the media and different people.

Additionally, nobody aside from the ASI can be allowed to {photograph} or profile the proceedings.

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