Gyanvapi Mosque: ASI survey continues on day-2

Varanasi: A team from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Saturday resumed the scientific survey of the Gyanvapi mosque complex on day 2 in Varanasi. The survey is being done through Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technology. In this, information can be obtained about metal and other structures up to 10 meters deep into the ground without digging.

One of the lawyers for Anjuman Committee Mumtaz Ahmad said that the Muslim side is ready to support the survey, PTI reported.

Speaking on the Muslim side extending support to Gyanvapi survey, Vishnu Shankar Jain, lawyer of Hindu side said, “They (Muslim side) are not supporting us. They are here because of the court order. They fought in three courts, when they couldn’t win, they are participating,” as quoted by PTI.

Earlier on Thursday, Allahabad High Court dismissed the Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee’s plea challenging the Varanasi District Court’s July 21 order. The HC termed the survey ‘justified’ and ‘necessary in the interest of justice’. Notably, a Varanasi court had allowed the ASI to conduct a survey of the Gyanvapi mosque complex (except the wuzukhana) in Varanasi.