Gyanvapi ASI Survey: The Supreme Court has stayed the ASI survey in the Gyanvapi campus till 5 pm on July 26. Earlier, the Muslim side was ordered to go to the High Court.
Gyanvapi Survey: Today is an important day regarding the survey of ASI in Gyanvapi campus. A hearing is to be held in the Allahabad High Court regarding this matter today. The High Court will decide whether there will be an ASI survey in the Gyanvapi campus or not. The district court of Varanasi had ordered an ASI survey to be conducted in the Gyanvapi campus. Its report was to be given to the district court on August 4. The ASI also started the survey from Monday but after the petition of the Muslim side, the Supreme Court stayed the survey till 5 pm on July 26. The Supreme Court has ordered the Muslim side to approach the High Court.
These matters will be heard in the High Court today
Hearing is to be held in the Allahabad High Court today on the petition filed regarding the validity of ASI survey and civil suit. This matter will be heard in the bench of Justice Prakash Padia at 12 noon. On July 21, the SI survey was ordered by the Varanasi District Judge. After the order of the ASI survey of the Gyanvapi complex by the district court, the arrangement committee of the mosque and the UP Sunni Central Waqf Board have challenged the order of the Varanasi court in the High Court. Swayambhu Adi Visheshwar Nath Temple is a party from the side of Hindus. At the same time, CS Vaidyanathan, a senior advocate of the Supreme Court, will advocate on behalf of the Hindu side even today.
What is the dispute about?
Explain that Kashi Vishwanath is considered the most important of the 12 Jyotirlingas mentioned in Skanda Purana. The Hindu side says that the Kashi Vishwanath temple was built by King Vikramaditya 2050 years ago. After this, Aurangzeb broke it in 1669 and got the Gyanvapi mosque built in its place. The Hindu side claims that only the remains of the temple have been used to build this mosque.
The Hindu side demands that the Gyanvapi mosque be removed from here and the entire land be handed over to Hindus. On the other hand, the Muslim side claims that Namaz is being read here since before independence. In this case, the Places of Worship Act of 1991 is also applicable in this case. According to this law, the religious place which was there before August 15, 1947, will remain in the same form. It cannot be tampered with or changed in any way. Presently this matter is in the Supreme Court.