As the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) continues its scientific survey of the Gyanvapi complex on the seventh day, an advocate representing the Hindu side, on August 10, said that both the Hindu and Muslim sides are cooperating and are abiding by the court order.
While speaking to ANI, Advocate Shubhash Nandan Chaturvedi said,” The ASI survey is proceeding smoothly and in a systematic way. Both Hindu and Muslim sides are cooperating and abiding by the court’s order.”
Earlier today, a team of ASI arrived at the Gyanvapi complex in Varanasi.
The scientific survey of the complex adjacent to Kashi Vishwanath Temple, excluding Wuzu Khana, began last August 4, following the Allahabad High Court’s order, which allowed the ASI to conduct the survey to determine if the 17th-century mosque was constructed over a pre-existing structure of a Hindu temple.
The Allahabad High Court on August 3, dismissed the plea filed by the Muslim side, the Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee, challenging the Varanasi court order allowing the ASI to conduct a scientific survey of the Gyanvapi complex premises, except the ‘Wazukhana’ area where a “Shivling” was claimed to have been found last year.
(with inputs from ANI)