The carbon dating of the ‘Shivling’ found within the Gyanvapi mosque has been postponed until the next hearing. The ‘Shivling’ was found in the Varanasi mosque in 2022, The ‘Shivling‘ is a controversial building that was discovered at the Gyanvapi mosque complex in Varanasi in 2022 when a videographic study was being conducted there.
The consequences of a previous ruling issued by the Allahabad High Court, which had allowed carbon dating to be performed on the building, have been postponed by the court., The order was issued by a Supreme Court bench that included both DY Chandrachud, the Chief Justice of India, CJI, and PS Narasimha, a Justice.
In addition, the court requested comments from the Central and Uttar Pradesh governments about a petition that was submitted by the Muslim side in opposition to the ruling issued by the Allahabad High Court., Also read: the hijab controversy, the Nupur Sharma controversy, the Agniveer demonstrations, and four more issues that shook India in 2022, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was arguing on behalf of the government of Uttar Pradesh, UP, stated that “We also need to find out whether, instead of carbon dating some other scientific tests should be done.”
The Chief Justice of India Chandrachud responded to this by saying, “One has to tread carefully in these matters.” The ruling of the Allahabad High Court, HC, that had allowed for a scientific research to determine whether or not the building in question is a “Shivling” or a fountain was put on hold by the court., The appeal that was submitted by attorney Vishnu Shankar Jain, who is the advocate for the Hindu side, was approved by the Supreme Court on Tuesday, May 16.
The court had requested that the Gyanvapi mosque committee file its response to the petition by May 19th., The next hearing about this subject is set to take place on August 7th.,