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Plea seeking survey of closed Gyanvapi cellars: Court grants time to AIMC to file objection, next hearing on Feb 28

On Feb 5, Singh filed a plea in district court, seeking a direction to ASI to undertake the scientific survey of the blocked cellars, which have not been surveyed yet on Gyanvapi premises, using GPR and other methods without causing damage to the existing structure

ASI survey of Gyanvapi premises. (File Photo)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 05:42 AM IST

From confluence to conflict: When archaeological digs, history and faith collide

As the clamour for ASI surveys of mosques in Varanasi and Mathura grows, a look at the deeply layered history of that region in modern-day UP

An ancient Buddhist site in Sarnath near Varanasi, The first ASI excavation at Varanasi began at the older and nearby site of Sarnath in 1905.
(Yusuke Kawasaki/ Wikimedia Commons)
Updated on Feb 07, 2024 11:28 PM IST
ByValay Singh

Varanasi court orders ASI to provide Gyanvapi report to parties of 1991 suit

The court of civil judge (senior division) ordered ASI to provide copy of the Gyanvapi survey report to the parties of a 1991 suit

The Gyanvapi Mosque. (File Photo)
Updated on Jan 30, 2024 07:05 PM IST

Explained: Decoding ASI’s Gyanvapi mosque survey report

In April 2022, a civil court ordered a controversial survey of the complex by an advocate-commissioner, which quickly ran into protests.

An Archaeological Survey of India team conducts a survey of the Gyanvapi mosque complex in Varanasi on August 8, 2023. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 27, 2024 04:29 AM IST

Whose place of worship is it?

ASI survey on Gyanvapi mosque puts the spotlight on the Places of Worship Act, under challenge in the Supreme Court

Varanasi: Muslims prayed at the Gyanvapi mosque on Friday amid tight security. (PTI)
Published on Jan 26, 2024 10:04 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Gyanvapi case: Lawyer says ASI survey found remnants of Hindu temple in mosque

The lawyer said "there existed a large Hindu temple prior to the construction of the present structure".

Advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain revealed the details of the ASI survey report on Gyanvapi. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 26, 2024 01:27 AM IST

ASI plea for not disclosing Gyanvapi report for 4 weeks partially allowed

The court fixed January 24 as the next date of hearing on this plea and three other pleas related to the ASI survey report. The ASI had told the court that it had to submit a copy of the sealed report in the court of civil judge (senior division), fast track court (FTC), Varanasi, in compliance with an Allahabad high court order.

The ASI had submitted the survey report in a sealed cover to the district court on December 18. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Jan 07, 2024 07:06 AM IST

Varanasi court partially allows ASI to not disclose Gyanvapi report for 4 weeks

The Varanasi district court has fixed January 24 as the next date of hearing on a bunch of pleas related to the ASI survey report on Gyanvapi mosque complex

The ASI had submitted the survey report in a sealed cover to the Varanasi district court on December 18. (Representative Image)
Published on Jan 06, 2024 07:12 PM IST

Gyanvapi survey: Varanasi court order on ASI plea for not disclosing report for 4 weeks on Jan 5

Varanasi district court sets January 5 as date for order on ASI's application to not make Gyanvapi mosque complex survey report public for four more weeks.

On January 3, the ASI had told the court that it has to submit a copy of the sealed report in the court of civil judge (senior division), fast track court (FTC), Varanasi, in compliance with the order of the Allahabad high court. (For Representation)
Updated on Jan 05, 2024 05:04 AM IST
By, Varanasi

Don’t disclose Gyanvapi survey report for 4 weeks, have to submit its copy to FTC: ASI urges Varanasi court

The ASI had submitted the survey report in a sealed cover to the district court on December 18. On December 19, the Allahabad high court directed the ASI to submit the report on the scientific investigation/ survey work in the civil court (senior division), fast track court, Varanasi

The Gyanvapi mosque’s scientific survey resumed amid tight security on August 4 after the Allahabad high court on August 3 vacated a stay and gave the go-ahead for the exercise. (HT file)
Updated on Jan 04, 2024 06:04 AM IST
By, Varanasi

Varanasi court likely to provide Gyanvapi survey report to both sides today

The Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee on Monday asked the Court not to give the ASI report to any party to which the Hindu side is objecting.

Muslim devotees arrive to offer Friday noon prayer at the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi.(AFP / File)
Published on Dec 21, 2023 10:59 AM IST

Gyanvapi verdict: Varanasi Court to present ASI scientific report today

The Varanasi district Court will present the Archaeological Survey of India's (ASI) report on the Gyanvapi mosque survey today.

HT Image
Updated on Dec 21, 2023 10:47 AM IST
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Gyanvapi survey: Varanasi court grants 10 more days to ASI to submit report

Counsel for Anjuman Intezamia Masajid Committee objected to ASI’s plea and argued that for filing the report, the ASI is seeking time again and again without any proper reason, and therefore, the application should be dismissed

Gyanvapi mosque complex (File Photo)
Published on Nov 30, 2023 06:48 PM IST

Greening of Taj Mahal’s inlay work raises concerns

The root cause of the insect’s growth in the Yamuna River is attributed to pollution with a high concentration of phosphorus.

The greening of inlay work on the white marble of the northern wall of the Taj Mahal. (HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 28, 2023 09:51 PM IST

ASI seeks 3-week time to submit report on Gyanvapi Mosque survey

The last extension was granted on November 18, when ASI requested an additional 15 days to finalize the report. The court approved a 10-day extension.

Gyanvapi mosque. (HT File)
Published on Nov 28, 2023 01:05 PM IST
Reported by Sudhir Kumar

Supreme Court defers Gyanvapi case to Dec 1

The Supreme Court is seized of a bundle of petitions filed by the mosque management committee challenging the spot inspection and order of survey of the mosque

On May 20, 2022, the Supreme Court transferred the lawsuit from a civil judge to the Varanasi district judge, citing the “complexities and sensitivities involved in the matter” (HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 21, 2023 09:52 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Gyanvapi mosque survey: Varanasi court reserves order on ASI plea seeking 15 more days to submit report

During the hearing, standing government counsel Amit Srivastava, who filed the application on behalf of the ASI, prayed to the court to grant 15 more days for completion and submission of the report

The Gyanvapi mosque’s scientific survey resumed amid tight security on August 4 after the Allahabad high court on August 3 vacated a stay and gave the go-ahead for the exercise. (For Representation)
Updated on Nov 19, 2023 05:14 AM IST
By, Varanasi

ASI seeks 15 more days to submit Gyanvapi survey report

Standing government counsel Amit Srivastava, who filed the application on behalf of ASI, said, “We filed the application, urging the court to grant further 15 days time for completion and submission of the report.”

The court fixed November 18 as the date of hearing, said Srivastava. (File)
Updated on Nov 18, 2023 08:40 AM IST
By, Varanasi

Gyanvapi case: ASI files plea, seeks 15 more days time to submit survey report

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) seeks 15 more days to submit its report on survey of Gyanvapi mosque

The court will hear the plea on Saturday. (AP)
Updated on Nov 18, 2023 06:16 AM IST

SC protects stone carvings at Aravalli, seeks Haryana’s response

The Supreme Court has directed the Haryana government to protect an Aravalli site where the ASI is studying stone carvings from the paleolithic era.

The Supreme Court of India. (File photo)
Updated on Nov 15, 2023 06:00 PM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

Visitors want entry fee waived at Lenyadri Ashtavinayak Ganpati Temple

The ASI charges ₹25 as entry fee for the popular Lenyadri Ashtavinayak Ganpati Temple even as visit to nearby caves is free of cost

Lenyadri Ganpati Temple at Junnar is part of the eight revered temples (Ashtavinayak) dedicated to the Elephant God in Maharashtra. (HT photo)
Updated on Nov 14, 2023 08:08 AM IST

Varanasi court grants ASI time till Nov 17 to submit Gyanvapi survey report

Accepting the request of the ASI, the court of Varanasi district judge A K Vishvesh gave 15 days’ time to it, said central government counsel Amit Srivastava

The Gyanvapi mosque (HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 03, 2023 01:55 AM IST
By, Varanasi

Archway of 12th-century Qutub mosque restored in Delhi

Conservation architect Misbah Noorie said work on the archway was started this March and took around six months to complete

Conservation work on archway to the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque was last carried out in 1964, leading to significant erosion of sandstone and carvings. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 28, 2023 06:00 AM IST

Congress calls PM ‘chief peddler of fear’ over Rabindranath Tagore plaques row

Jairam Ramesh wrote on X that PM Modi was trying to achieve the “erasure of Rabindranath Tagore”.

The plaque naming Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Visva Bharati University.
Updated on Oct 23, 2023 10:30 PM IST

Cell by cell: How ASI is conserving ruined structures in Delhi’s Purana Qila

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has repaired the collapsed dome of a cell at Purana Qila that was used as office space.

Workers recreated the dome through an intricate process that involved the demolition of reinforced cement concrete and brickwork (ASI)
Updated on Sep 24, 2023 11:52 PM IST

New gate, facade, interpretation centre in Jantar Mantar revamp

Bheem Singh Rawat, conservation assistant at Jantar Mantar, said the interpretation centre will help visitors understand the history of the various instruments.

The Jantar Mantar, constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur in 1710, comprises various instruments. (Raj K Raj/ HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 22, 2023 02:01 AM IST

CBI arrests ASI staff in Mathura for accepting bribe

The CBI officials conducted searches at the office and residence of the arrested MTS, who is mainly engaged in safeguarding of protected heritage sites.

CBI arrests ASI staff in Mathura for accepting bribe (pic for representation)
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 07:49 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Varanasi court to ASI: Hand over to DM evidence found during Gyanvapi survey

The court passed the order on a bunch of three applications filed by Rakhi Singh, plaintiff number 1 in Shringar Gauri-Gyanvapi case on different dates last month

The court ordered the ASI to make a list of all the material found during the survey in Gyanvapi mosque complex. (Pic for representation)
Published on Sep 15, 2023 12:44 AM IST

ASI to hand over evidence found during Gyanvapi survey to DM: Varanasi court

District judge Ajaya Krishna Vishvesha told ASI to hand over any material relevant to the case before the court to the district magistrate and or his nominee

Varanasi: The ASI team outside the Gyanvapi Mosque complex amid tight security to conduct the court-mandated survey on Aug 10 (PTI)
Updated on Sep 14, 2023 05:11 PM IST

Security upped after idol found at ‘disputed’ ASI site in Madhya Pradesh

The site, protected by the Archaeological Survey of India, is considered to be Vagdevi’s temple by the Hindus while the Muslims treat it as Kamal Maula’s mosque

Security stepped at Bhojshala and Kamal Maula’s mosque in Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar district amid communal tensions. (HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 12, 2023 04:42 AM IST
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