In order to conduct a scientific survey of the mosque complex next to Kashi Vishwanath temple, an Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) team traveled to Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, on Monday. The Hindu side’s attorney, Subhash Nandan Chaturvedi, predicted that Hindus will benefit from the survey’s findings. Subhash Nandan Chaturvedi stated to reporters, “We are confident that the entire premises is a temple only. The survey’s findings will be in our favor.
“Today the Gyanvapi survey will be conducted, it is a good thing for us…the survey will begin at 7 am, can’t say how long it will go on…”, said Sudhir Tripathi, advocate representing Hindu side.
On Sunday, the ASI team reached Varanasi with all the required equipment.
Notably, a Varanasi Court on Friday gave directions to conduct an ASI survey of the Gyanvapi mosque complex, excluding the ‘Wazukhana’ area which has been sealed.
“I have been informed that my application has been approved and the court has given directions to conduct an ASI survey of the Gyanvapi mosque complex, excluding the Wazukhana which has been sealed. I think the survey can be completed within 3 to 6 months,” said advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain appearing for the Hindu side.
The court’s ruling, according to Subhash Nandan Chaturvedi, who also represents the Hindu side in the Gyanvapi case, is a turning point in the litigation. “Our request to participate in the ASI survey has been approved. The case has reached a turning point, he said. The court issued its ruling in response to a petition from the Hindu side asking that the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) be directed to conduct a “scientific survey” of the entire Gyanvapi mosque grounds.