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Gyanvapi survey: ASI finds remains of idols, claims advocate

Gyanvapi Survey: Sudhir Tripathi, a lawyer from the Hindu side, on Saturday claimed that idols have not been found in Gyanvapi, but remains of idols have been found in the debris. Likely, the idols will also be recovered.  The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) team is conducting the GPR survey of the Gyanvapi complex in […]

Edited By : Aditya Pratap Singh | Updated: Aug 5, 2023 19:16 IST
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Gyanvapi Survey

Gyanvapi Survey: Sudhir Tripathi, a lawyer from the Hindu side, on Saturday claimed that idols have not been found in Gyanvapi, but remains of idols have been found in the debris. Likely, the idols will also be recovered. 

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) team is conducting the GPR survey of the Gyanvapi complex in Varanasi. Today is the second day of the survey. After the Supreme Court upheld the High Court’s order, the Muslim side is also cooperating with the survey. 

Meanwhile, Advocate Sudhir Tripathi said that the artefacts found in Gyanvapi are in favour of the Hindu side claim. Shapes of urns, bells, swastikas, and elephants have been found Just in front of Nandi and in front of Vujukhana is the basement of Vyas ji. 

He further said that a lot of things are being found in the survey. The register is being maintained, Experts are watching by placing instruments on the walls. The grass on the western wall has been cleared. The entire wall has been cleaned with a brush. 

ASI’s survey is focused on the central dome

The survey for the second day started at 8 am on Saturday. The survey work was stopped at noon during Namaz. Then it started again at 2.30 pm, which ended at 5 pm. The SI team is surveying the central dome of the mosque complex, where they have started imaging and mapping.

Earlier on Friday, the Supreme Court refused to stay the order of the Allahabad High Court and allowed the survey to continue. The apex Court has given clear instructions to the ASI that the survey should be done without damaging any structure.

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First published on: Aug 05, 2023 06:39 PM IST

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