Gyanvapi case Hindu plaintiffs move Supreme Court seeking survey of Shivling

09:09PM Mon 29 Jan, 2024

The Hindu plaintiff in Gyanvapi case has filed an application in the Supreme Court seeking directed to vacate its May 19, 2023 order by which it had put on hold the scientific survey of a “Shivling” said to have been found at the Gyanvapi mosque complex in Varanasi during a videographic survey.

The application seeks direction from the Director General of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to conduct the necessary investigation/survey of the alleged “Shivling” to determine its nature and associated features without causing any damage to the “Shivling” situated within the sealed area.

The survey should be done by removing the artificial/modern walls/floors surrounding the “Shivling” and also to undertake survey of the entire sealed area by excavation and using other scientific methods and submit report, the application stated.