A new twist has come in the Gyanvapi case of Varanasi. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the petition of the Muslim side. In the petition, the Muslim side has challenged the decision of the Allahabad High Court, in which a scientific survey of the Shivling found in the Gyanvapi campus has been ordered.
According to media reports, the Allahabad High Court has ordered a scientific survey of the alleged Shivling found in the Gyanvapi campus of Varanasi. The carbon dating technique for determining the age of Shivling is also included in this survey. A bench of Supreme Court Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice PS Narasimha and Justice JB Pardiwala took note of the arguments of Huzefa Ahmadi, appearing for the Gyanvapi Masjid Management Committee. Agreed to hear the petition on May 19. Senior advocate Huzefa Ahmadi said that the petition filed against the Allahabad High Court order is currently pending.
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Carbon dating of Shivling has been ordered
On May 12, the High Court had ordered the use of a technique called carbon dating to determine the age of the structure found in the Gyanvapi campus, which is being claimed to be a Shivling. The Allahabad High Court had set aside the order of the Varanasi District Court, under which the petition seeking carbon dating and other scientific tests of the structure found during the survey conducted in the Gyanvapi campus in May 2022 was dismissed. The Allahabad High Court had advised the District Judge of Varanasi to proceed according to the law on the petition of the Hindu side to conduct a scientific survey of the Shivling.
Know what is Gyanvapi dispute
Let us tell you that in the year 2022, 5 women had filed a petition in the Varanasi district court, in which they had demanded to worship at the Shringar Gauri Temple located in the premises of Gyanvapi Mosque. After this, on 12 September 2022, the Varanasi court accepted the petition of those five women for hearing.
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