Gyanvapi case: ASI information plea, seeks 15 extra days time to submit survey report

​VARANASI: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Friday filed an utility within the Varanasi district courtroom, searching for 15 extra days to submit its report on the scientific survey of the Gyanvapi mosque. The courtroom will hear the plea on Saturday.

The courtroom will hear the plea on Saturday. (AP)

The ASI informed the courtroom on November 2 that it has accomplished the survey of the mosque that’s positioned subsequent to the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi. The courtroom had set November 17 because the deadline for the survey report.

In its utility, ASI mentioned that it wanted time to finalise the findings of the Floor Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey, one of many methods used within the train.

“….The report of the survey is close to about to finish. Solely preparation of the report (of the survey) carried out by GPR is below course of. It’ll take some extra time for completion and submission of the survey report,” the applying mentioned.

Authorities counsel Amit Srivastava, who filed the applying on behalf of ASI, mentioned: “We filed the applying, urging the courtroom to grant 15 extra days for the completion and submission of the report.”

Akhlaque Ahmad, counsel for the Anjuman Intezamia Masajid Committee that manages the Gyanvapi mosque, mentioned it’ll research the ASI utility and resolve additional plan of action.

The non secular dispute – much like the one in Ayodhya – is a long time outdated and first reached the courts in 1991 when native Hindu monks sought permission to worship within the mosque space. The listening to was later suspended by the Allahabad excessive courtroom.

On July 21, the Varanasi district courtroom ordered an in depth survey of the mosque by ASI to establish whether or not it was constructed over a pre-existing temple. On July 24, even because the survey was occurring, the apex courtroom halted the train until 5 pm on July 26, noting that “some respiration time” wanted to be granted to the mosque committee to enchantment the order of the district courtroom within the excessive courtroom.

The survey restarted on August 4 below tight safety after the Allahabad excessive courtroom upheld the district courtroom order. The district courtroom granted ASI an extra month to finish the survey, extending its unique deadline (from August 4) to September 4. It supplied one other four-week extension for the survey work on September 6. On October 5, the courtroom granted 4 extra weeks to the ASI and mentioned the period of the survey wouldn’t be prolonged past this.

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