Plea in Varanasi court docket seeks carbon courting of ‘shivling’ discovered on Gyanvapi premises | IndiaNews

VARANASI: 4 ladies petitioners within the Gyanvapi Mosque-Shringar Gauri case on Thursday submitted an software within the court docket of Varanasi district choose, searching for scientific investigation and carbon courting to find out the character, age and constituents of the “shivling” discovered throughout the advocate commissioner survey of the mosque on Could 16.
Earlier, that they had moved the Supreme Court docket with the identical plea and had been directed by it to take the matter to the trial court docket in Varanasi. The petition was moved via their advocates Hari Shankar Jain and vishnu jain.
Giving particulars of the matter, Vishnu Jain mentioned, “Within the software filed within the Supreme Court docket on July 17, petitioner quantity 2 to five — Laxmi Devi, Sita Sahu, Manju Vyas and Rekha Pathak — within the case Rakhi Singh vs state of UP and others had sought floor penetrating radar (GPR) survey and carbon courting of the “shivling” discovered within the mosque’s ablution pond and permission to worship the deity.”
“The SC directed us to take the case to the trial court docket, the place the preliminary case is being heard. Thus, we submitted our software earlier than the district choose’s court docket in Varanasi on Thursday. The subsequent listening to within the matter will happen on September 29,” he instructed TOI.
He mentioned the precise age and dimensions of the found “shivling” might be ascertained solely after its GPR survey and carbon courting by or beneath supervision of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). “The GPR survey is a should to search out out the character of building beneath the “shivling” found on Could 16,” he mentioned.
He added, “The scientific investigation by carbon courting will allow figuring out the age, nature and different constituents of the “shivling”.”
The legal professionals of Anjuman Intezamia Masajid (AIM), the Gyanvapi mosque administration committee, Rayis Ahmed and Merajuddin Siddaqi declined any touch upon the appliance.
“We’ll discuss it solely after going via the small print of the appliance submitted by the plaintiffs concerning GPR or carbon courting,” they mentioned.
In Rakhi Singh vs state of UP and others, during which 5 ladies plaintiffs are searching for each day worship of goddess Shringar Gauri and different deities on the mosque premises, the court docket of civil choose (senior division) Ravi Kumar Diwakar had on April 8, 2022, ordered court docket fee survey of the Gyanvapi mosque. The survey befell between Could 6 and 16 and on the final day, the Hindu facet’s legal professionals claimed to have found a “shivling” within the ablution pond of the mosque.
Earlier than the fee report might be submitted to the court docket on Could 19, the AIM moved the apex court docket, which transferred the civil go well with to the district choose asking to finalize the difficulty of maintainability.
The SC additionally handled the state of affairs that arose within the rapid aftermath of the invention of the “shivling” and ordered safety of the involved space whereas asking the Muslims to carry out ‘wuzu’ (ablution) at a special place for providing namaz on the pre -designated place contained in the mosque.
Earlier than the district choose’s court docket determined the maintainability of the case on September 12, the ladies plaintiffs reached the apex court docket demanding GPR survey and carbon courting of the “shivling”.
No temple was demolished to construct mosque: AIM to court docket
Anjuman Intezamia Masajid — the Gyanvapi mosque administration committee — on Thursday filed its reply within the case during which 5 ladies plaintiffs have sought proper to worship Shringar Gauri and different deities on the Gyanvapi mosque compound, claiming that no temple was demolished to construct the current construction . “The mosque and the temple exist at their unique locations,” the AIM claimed.
The reply was filed after the listening to within the matter summarized on the district choose’s court docket right here on Thursday. The court docket mounted September 29 for the following listening to within the case.
Moreover, of the 16 functions searching for to turn into a celebration within the case, seven had been rejected by district choose Ajay Krishna Vishvesha for terming them as “not pressed” whereas one was withdrawn.
Following the September 12 order of the district choose that the case was maintainable, its common listening to began from Thursday. The AIM advocates, Merajuddin Siddaqi and Rayis Ahmed, submitted their reply towards the factors made within the go well with of the ladies plaintiffs.
Ahmed mentioned, “The reply towards a lot of the factors within the go well with of the plaintiffs are the identical. It has already been argued earlier than the court docket whereas difficult the maintainability of the case.”
“We have now made it clear that no temple was demolished for the development of the mosque. The mosque and the temple exist at their unique locations. If one of many 12 Jyotirlingas existed at Kashi Vishwanath temple, how may claims be made for 2 Jyotirlingas at one other website by elevating the difficulty of previous temple and new temple,” mentioned Ahmed, mentioning the factors made within the reply.
Relating to their plea to hunt time of eight weeks from the court docket to start out any additional processing, the duo mentioned, “Whereas transferring the case to district choose’s court docket on Could 20, the Supreme Court docket had talked about that the aggrieved social gathering within the case may go to an higher court docket. In view of it, we had sought time. The matter was mentioned earlier than the court docket however its order is awaited.”

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