Gyanvapi Mosque ASI Report Updates:After the ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) report on Varanasi’s Gyanvapi-Shringar Gauri temple dispute became public, Hindu Mahasabha President Swami Chakrapani Maharaj has appealed to the Muslim side to give back the rights of Hindus. He said that Muslims have an opportunity to set an example.
Swami Chakrapani said that ASI has given a conclusive report in the Gyanvapi case. It is clear from this that before the present structure there was a huge Sanatani temple there. I appeal to the Muslim side to hand back the rights of Hindus to them and set an example. This would be an example that if Mughals did something wrong, the current Muslim generation does not support it.
#WATCH , Delhi: On Archaeological Survey of India’s report on Gyanvapi, Hindu Mahasabha President Swami Chakrapani Maharaj says, "In the Gynavapi case, the ASI has given a decisive report. It is clear that before the current structure, there was a huge Sanatani Temple… I appeal… pic.twitter.com/QVeb737vjG
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What is in the ASI report?
The Varanasi district court had ordered the ASI survey after Hindu petitioners claimed that the 17th-century mosque was built over a pre-existing temple. In the Gyanvapi dispute, Hindu side’s lawyer Vishnu Shankar Jain made the ASI report public on Thursday evening.
Lawyer Vishnu Shankar Jain quoted the report as claiming that the mosque was constructed after the temple was destroyed in the 17th century. Based on scientific studies it can now be said that a large Hindu temple existed before the construction of the present structure. The ASI also said that the western wall of the existing structure is a remnant of a pre-existing Hindu temple.
Arabic-Persian inscription was found inside a room. In which it is mentioned that the mosque was built in the 20th reign of Aurangzeb (1676-77 AD). Therefore, it appears that the pre-existing structure was destroyed during the reign in the 17th century. Fragmentary sculptures, symbols of Om, Trishul and Swastika have been found on the walls and pillars. A total of 32 evidences have been found, which claim that the mosque was constructed after demolishing the temple.