April 15, 2021

The managing committee of the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi and the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board have moved the Allahabad High Court to restrain the proceedings of a local court which recently directed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to conduct a physical survey of the mosque compound adjacent to the Kashi Vishwanath temple.


  • Senior fast-track court civil judge Ashutosh Tiwari on April 8 directed the ASI to conduct a survey of the Gyanvapi mosque compound adjacent to the Kashi Vishwanath temple to find out whether it was a “superimposition, alteration or addition or there is structural overlapping of any kind, with or over, any other religious structure”.

  • The committee would “trace as to whether any Hindu temple ever existed before the mosque was built or superimposed at the site”.

Source : The Hindu