DNA Unique: Varanasi court docket order for ASI survey of Gyanvapi mosque exposes ‘secular’ foyer | India Information
New Delhi: A Varanasi court docket has granted permission to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to hold out a survey of the Kashi Vishwanath temple and Gyanvapi Mosque complicated.
The court docket’s choice has left a number of intellectuals, liberals, and fundamentalists of the nation rattled.
Zee Information Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary on Friday (April 9) took on the secular foyer who’ve proven intolerance in the direction of this choice.
The Gyanvapi masjid shares a boundary wall with the Kashi Vishwanath temple. The petition filed by lawyer Vijay Shankar Rastogi claims that the mosque was constructed by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb after demolishing a portion of the Kashi Vishwanath temple. The petitioner has demanded that the land on which Gyanvapi Mosque stands be transferred to Hindus.
The court order for the survey is a vital choice.
Key factors of the court docket order
Firstly, the court docket has requested ASI to type a five-member committee for survey. It’s going to have two Muslims members.
Secondly, the aim of the survey is to find out whether or not the mosque was constructed over the temple or by demolishing or modifying it.
Thirdly, the workforce should discover out the construction, its form, the kind of craftsmanship and if there’s any idol of a deity.
Fourthly, the workforce could have the best to discover any a part of the Gyan Vapi campus.
Lastly, mediapersons wouldn’t be allowed throughout excavation and the entire process can be recorded.
There are three events to the case – Swayambhu Jyotirlinga Visvesvaraya that’s, Lord Shiva himself, the Sunni Central Waqf Board and Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee.
Why is the ‘secular’ foyer upset?
In an earlier version of DNA final yr, we introduced an in-depth evaluation on the problem. We had proven proof of the existence of the temple on the location of the mosque.
When the Mughal ruler Aurangzeb constructed a mosque right here after breaking the temple, nobody objected. Nobody stated something for lots of of years. However now when justice is being sought within the matter, the so-called intellectuals, liberals and fundamentalists of our nation are getting upset.
The Muslim events have expressed resentment after the court docket’s choice within the matter. The Sunni Central Waqf Board has determined to maneuver the Excessive Courtroom on this matter.
The Gyan Vapi mosque administration has additionally opposed this choice and Iqbal Ansari, who is a celebration within the Babri Masjid case, has additionally expressed displeasure over the choice.
Clearly, the court docket’s choice has upset some folks.