27 Jul 2023

UP: Gyanvapi Mosque: HC To Pronounce Order On Survey By ASI On August 3

Prayagraj: The Allahabad High Court has reserved its decision regarding conducting scientific survey by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in Gyanvapi campus, which will be pronounced on August 3.

The court of Chief Justice Pritinkar Diwakar has reserved the order after hearing all the parties on the petition of the Muslim side against the order of the Varanasi court. Now on August 3, the court will give its verdict. Till then the ban on the survey will continue.

Against the survey in Gyanvapi campus, the lawyers of the Muslim side on Thursday reiterated the argument that this survey is harmful and it will harm the structure. In support of this statement, the Muslim side said that the team had reached the premises with shovel and digging tools after the order of the court.

During the hearing, the counsel for the Hindu side reiterated that the ASI had got permission to conduct the survey in the Ramjanmabhoomi case. On this, the Muslim party said, permission was given after the evidence process in the Ram Mandir case. All this is happening untimely in the case of Gyanvapi.

Building will not even suffer a scratch: ASI

On the other hand, Additional Director Alok Tripathi told that ASI was established in 1871. He told the court that ASI will do GPR survey only and will not dig. The building will not even suffer a scratch in the survey.

UP's Advocate General Ajay Kumar Mishra argued that it is our responsibility to maintain law and order in the state. If the survey starts immediately then we will need additional security force. Additional Advocate General MC Chaturvedi also spoke on behalf of the government and supported the order passed by the Varanasi court.

Decide point of maintainability of civil suit: Muslim side

The Muslim party said that it is necessary to decide the point of maintainability of civil suit. The survey is wrong without fixing the legal point of maintainability. He told that the issue of maintainability is pending with the Supreme Court. On this, the Hindu side said that the matter should be resolved soon.

Saurabh Tiwari, counsel for the main litigant of the Hindu side, Rakhi Singh, started the argument. The court asked her to argue in Hindi only. The court asked what you want, on this she said that the survey should be done. Saurabh Tiwari submitted a picture in support of his claim. The court refused to see the picture, asked to show the evidence at the right time and in the right forum.

The counsel for the Muslim party said that according to Section 3, the nature of the place of worship cannot be changed. Nor will there be any appeal or litigation.

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