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English NewsVaranasi Court rejects Hindu side's plea seeking carbon dating of 'Shivling' in Gyanvapi Mosque row

Varanasi district court on Friday dismissed an application filed by some of the Hindu plaintiffs seeking a scientific investigation of the disputed structure found inside the Gyanvapi mosque.

District judge A.K. Vishvesha concluded that as per Supreme Court’s May order, the area around the structure was to remain sealed, which was one of the arguments the Masjid Committee had made before the court. The Hindu side have claimed the disputed structure was a Shivling and the Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee has insisted it is part of the wuzu khana’s fountain.

The Masjid panel has challenged in Supreme Court, the order by which the video survey was conducted and the disputed structure found.

Carbon dating is a scientific process that ascertains the age of an archaeological object or archaeological finds.

Speaking to ANI, Vishnu Jain, representing the Hindu side said, “The Muslim side said that Shivling is not a part of the suit property and its carbon dating cannot be done. We have given our clarification on both of these points. The court will deliver its verdict on October 14.

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