Gyanvapi Case: No Scientific Probe Of ‘Shivling’ :Varanasi Court, Hindu Side’s Plea Rejected!

A Varanasi Court, in a major jolt to the Hindu side in the Gyanvapi Mosque case, rejected its plea on scientific investigation of the carbon dating of ‘Shivling’ found inside the Gyanvapi Mosque’s premises.  However, the plea was being opposed by the Muslim side. Furthermore, the decision of court, rejecting the plea, is seen a big setback for the Hindu side.

Gyanvapi Case – All You Need To know:

In August 2021, five Hindu women approached a court, demanding rights to worship goddess Shringar Gauri within the Gyanvapi premises. Furthermore, the Varanasi court ordered a videographic survey of the complex. Surprisingly, a large ‘Shivling’ was found inside the ‘Vazukhana’ during the survey, a small water reservior in the Gyanvapi campus. While the Hindu side claims it is a ‘Shiving’, the Muslim side disagrees, saying it’s an old fountain which do not function anymore.

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Moreover, when the Hindu side demanded the carbon dating of ‘Shivling’, the Muslim side objected, adding that the process would cause a serious damage to the object. Anjuman Intezamia Masajid (AIM) – the management committee of the Gyanvapi Mosque, citing the Supreme Court’s order of May 17, stated that such structured cannot be disturbed! Furthermore, the Muslim side even argued that the survey was regarding the worship of Shringar Gauri and that it has noting to do with the structure found.

What Is Carbon Dating?

Using the characteristics of radiocarbon, a radioactive isotope of carbon, to date an object made of organic material, is known as radiocarbon dating, also called carbon dating or carbon-14 dating). Moreover, this technique is often used by various archeological and scientific studies to determine the age of an object. In the Gyanvapi case, the Hindu side demanded the carbon dating of the ‘Shivling’ found in ‘Vazukhana’ of the mosque, however, now its plea has been rejected by the court.

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