Gyanvapi Mosque Case: SC defers scientific survey, carbon dating of 'Shivling'
The Allahabad High Court on May 12 ordered determination of the age of the structure claimed to be "Shivling" using modern technology. Read further on Dynamite News:
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday deferred the scientific survey, including carbon dating, to determine the age of "Shivling" which was said to have been found at the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi.
Supreme Court says since the implications of the Allahabad High Court order that allowed carbon dating of the “Shivling” merit closer scrutiny, the implementation of the directions concerned in the order shall stand deferred till the next date.#GyanvapiSurvey… pic.twitter.com/S1R6ivy0KW— Dynamite News (@DynamiteNews_) May 19, 2023
The Allahabad High Court on May 12 ordered determination of the age of the structure claimed to be "Shivling" using modern technology. However, the mosque authorities have said the structure is part of a fountain in the 'wazu khana', where ablutions are performed before namaz.
A bench headed by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud issued notices to the Centre, the Uttar Pradesh government and the Hindu petitioners on the mosque panel's plea against the high court order for the scientific survey and carbon dating of "Shivling". (with PTI inputs)