Gyanvapi case: AIMC urges DM to stop ASI surveytext_fields
Varanasi: The management committee of Gyanvapi Mosque complex, Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee (AIMC), on Wednesday asked the District Magistrate (DM) of Varanasi to stop the Archaeological Survey of India's (ASI) survey of the mosque.
In their letter to DM, the mosque committee claimed that the survey being done by the ASI after September 2 is “null and void because the heritage body filed an application in the Varanasi district court seeking another eight weeks’ time on which hearing is on September 8”.
“So far, neither the time period was extended by the court nor any order was passed to continue the survey,” stated AIMC joint secretary S.M. Yaseen.
However, Varanasi DM S. Rajalingam said, “The district administration cannot intervene as the matter is sub-judice. It can also not pass any instruction to the ASI. This has been communicated to them (AIMC office-bearers).”
The committee stated that the ASI was to submit a report of the survey on September 2, but it filed an application in the Varanasi district court seeking eight weeks’ time for submitting the report.
As the district judge was on leave, the matter was put up before the court of additional district judge-I (ADJ), who ordered to put the matter before the court of the district judge.
On September 4, the application was placed before the district judge and the court ordered to put up the file on the next date of hearing on Friday, said S.M. Yaseen.
With IANS inputs