Varanasi courtroom permits ASI to survey Kashi Vishwanath temple, Gyanvapi Mosque complicated | India Information
New Delhi: A Varanasi courtroom on Thursday (April 8) granted permission to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to hold out a survey of the Kashi Vishwanath temple and Gyanvapi Mosque complicated.
The price of the survey will probably be borne by the Uttar Pradesh authorities, the order acknowledged.
The courtroom was listening to a plea filed by a lawyer Vijay Shankar Rastogi searching for the land on which Gyanvapi Mosque stands be transferred to Hindus.
The petitioner claimed that the mosque was constructed by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1664 after bringing down a portion of the Kashi Vishwanath temple.
In January 2020, the Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee had filed an objection in opposition to the petition searching for a survey of the Gyanvapi compound.
Following the courtroom order, the ASI is anticipated to type a committee to conduct the survey.