Varanasi court directs Archaeological Survey of India to conduct scientific survey of Gyanvapi Mosque Complex

The Varanasi District Court on Friday
directed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to conduct a scientific survey of the entire Gyanvapi mosque premises (except for Wuzukhana), in order to find out whether the Mosque had been constructed over the pre-existing structure of a Hindu temple.

The order was passed by District Judge A.K. Vishwesha after hearing both parties on July 14.

The District Court directed the ASI to conduct the scientific survey between 8-12 am.

It further directed that there should be no restrictions on offering of Namaz during the survey and no damage should be caused to the Mosque.