The Varanasi court on Friday denied the Hindu side's plea for carbon dating of the structure they claimed to be a Shivling discovered inside the wazukhana, or reservoir, of the Gyanvapi Mosque.
Varanasi: The Varanasi court on Friday denied the Hindu side’s plea for carbon dating of the structure they claimed to be a Shivling discovered inside the wazukhana, or reservoir, of the Gyanvapi Mosque.
The petitioners had claimed the “Shivling” discovered on May 16 during survey work in the mosque’s wazookhana, or reservoir, was allegedly part of the property. The Hindu side has demanded that there should be carbon dating as well as other scientific tests of the Shivling-like structure.
Carbon dating itself is a scientific process to find out the age of an archaeological building, object, or archaeological find.
The Gyanvapi Masjid Committee had objected to the Hindu side’s carbon dating argument.
In Varanasi, the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple lies near to the Gyanvapi mosque.
The Gyanvapi mosque is situated next to the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi. A petition was filed in the Varanasi court, which claimed that the mosque was constructed on the land of a Hindu structure that was demolished on the order of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.