Last Updated: January 20, 2023, 09:31 IST
The Allahabad High Court on Thursday granted eight extra weeks to the Archaeological Survey of India for submitting its response to make clear whether or not the carbon relationship of a construction, claimed to be a ‘Shivling’, within the Gyanvapi mosque advanced may injury it or secure analysis of its age will be executed.
Justice J J Munir mounted March 20 as the following date of listening to after the counsel for ASI sought extra time to file its response.
The excessive courtroom was listening to a civil revision petition filed by Laxmi Devi and three others difficult a Varanasi courtroom order that had rejected the demand for carbon relationship and scientific willpower of the purported ‘Shivling’ discovered throughout a court-mandated survey of Gyanvapi mosque premises on May 16, 2022.
On November 21, the counsel for ASI had made an oral submission earlier than the excessive courtroom stating that the ASI remains to be considering with its specialists as to what strategies may very well be adopted to decide the age of the purported ‘Shivling’.
In view of it, he had sought additional time of three months to submit ASI DG’s opinion as to whether or not a secure analysis of the age of the purported ‘Shivling’ may very well be executed by adopting a scientific methodology.
The petitioners have challenged a Varanasi courtroom’s October 14 order rejecting Hindu worshippers’ plea for conducting a scientific probe of the ‘Shivling’.
The excessive courtroom had on November four sought the response of ASI within the matter and directed the ASI DG to submit his opinion whether or not investigation of the stated construction, if examined by means of carbon relationship, ground-penetrating radar (GPR), excavation and different strategies adopted to decide its age, nature and different related data, is probably going to injury it or a secure analysis about its age will be executed.
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