Gyanvapi dispute: court judgement imminent on plea regarding “carbon dating of shivling”
Soon after admitting a request for carbon dating of a building unearthed inside of the Gyanvapi mosque complex last month, a court in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, is likely to issue its ruling. According to the Hindu petitioners, the structure is a “shivling.” The court hearing has just begun.
The Muslim side had also been requested by the Varanasi trial court to submit any concerns. When the Hindu petitioners’ request for permission to carbon date the Shivling-like structure discovered on the Gyanvapi masjid compound, walls, as well as other constructions on the masjid complex was accepted by district judge Ajay Krishna Vishvesh, the court issued notice and requested a response from the Muslim side of the matter.
But later, one of the Hindu litigants appeared to be protesting, indicating that there was split among them here. One of the five female plaintiffs in the Shringar Gauri-Gyanvapi complex dispute, Rakhi Singh, said that carbon dating the Shivling was “anti-religious” and made fun of all Sanatanis (Hindus) and their sentiments.
It might be viewed as a “act of sacrilege,” according to Jitendra Singh Bisen, head of the Vishwa Vedic Sanatan Singh as well as a representative of Rakhi Singh. He had said, It’s like casting doubt on Shivling’s very existence.
The original lawsuit in the sensitive Shringar Gauri-Gyanvapi complex case called for the restoration of the historic Kashi Vishwanath Temple at the location where the Gyanvapi Mosque now stands. Five female Hindu petitioners asserted that the mosque is a portion of the temple in the lawsuit.
A Varanasi court decision mandating the Archaeological Survey of India to carry out a survey of the Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi mosques complex was prolonged in the interim by the Allahabad high court until October 31.