The Supreme Court on Tuesday began hearing in the petition filed by the Gyanvapi Mosque Management Committee, challenging an order from a Varanasi court, directing a videography survey of the Gyanvapi Mosque complex.
The Bench, headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, began the process.
The Advocate Commissioners sought more time for submission of the survey report.
The videography-survey of the Gyanvapi mosque complex took three days time, but the reports were yet to be prepared, noted the Commissioners.
They said it would take time to compile the data, since hours of videography and a number of photographs had been taken.
A team of Advocate Commissioners, along with the Counsels of both the parties, plaintiff and respondents, had visited the complex yesterday.
On Monday, the court had ordered to seal the area of the mosque after it was claimed that a ‘Shivaling’ has been found in the pond of the Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi complex during the survey.
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on a petitioner’s claim that a ‘Shivling’ found in Gyanvapi masjid complex, said that it was a fountain, and not a ‘Shivling’.
The AIMIM chief further said that every Masjid has this type of fountain, which is used during ‘Wazu’ (ablution rituals).