Danger in direct investigation of ‘Shivling’ of Gyanvapi, know how ASI is going to find out its exact age
After considering the report of ASI, Allahabad High Court has given permission for scientific investigation. According to the order of Justice Arvind Kumar Mishra-1, the court of Varanasi will monitor the scientific investigation of ASI.
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has found a unique way to find out the age of the alleged ‘Shivling’ found in the Gyanvapi premises. ASI says that there is danger in ascertaining the age of ‘Shivling’ by direct dating. They can find out the age of the alleged ‘Shivling’ by scientific investigation of similar things present around it. After considering the report of ASI, Allahabad High Court has given permission for scientific investigation. According to the order of Justice Arvind Kumar Mishra-1, the court of Varanasi will monitor the scientific investigation of ASI.
On behalf of ASI, Additional Solicitor General of India Shashi Prakash Singh and Advocate Manoj Kumar Singh presented arguments in the High Court. He said that it is not possible to directly investigate the alleged ‘Shivling’. We have to reach a conclusion by examining similar things around him to find out his age. Things that are related to ‘Shivling’ in some way or the other.
The court of Varanasi rejected the demand for investigation of Shivling
Justice Arvind Kumar Mishra was hearing a revision petition filed by four Hindu women. In this, the order of the court of Varanasi was challenged in which the petition filed for the demand to find out the age of ‘Shivling’ was rejected. The lower court had dismissed the petition citing the decision of the Supreme Court. The court of Varanasi said that the Supreme Court has also said in its decision that the ‘Shivling’ found in Gyanvapi should be protected at all costs. Since then, the security arrangements in the disputed premises were extremely tightened.
According to the Hindu side, the controversial thing is Shivling, while Muslims say it is a fountain.
Keep in mind that last year a ‘Shivling’ was found in the Gyanvapi mosque, the claim was made by the Hindu side. It was found at the place where Muslims used to perform ablution before prayer. After that the place of performing ablution was sealed. When the matter reached the court, the Muslim side claimed that what the Hindus are calling a Shivling is actually a fountain. After the Lower Court, High Court, this matter has also reached the Supreme Court. Recently, when the Muslim side sought permission to perform ablution at the disputed site on Eid, CJI Chandrachud asked the Varanasi administration to make all arrangements.