Varanasi Court Rejects Carbon Dating of ‘Shivling’, Hindu Side To Approach High Court


On Friday, Advocate Madan Mohan Yadav, who represents the Hindu side in the Gyanvapi mosque case, stated that the Hindu petitioners will approach the High Court to seek carbon dating of the premises' 'Shivling.'

"The judge denied our request for carbon dating. We're awaiting the order copy. We have the option of going to the High Court, and we will present our case there as well "According to news agency ANI, Advocate Madan Mohan Yadav stated in Varanasi.

The Varanasi District Court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking scientific investigation, including carbon dating, of the purported 'Shivling' discovered inside the Gyanvapi mosque complex during a court-ordered videography of the premises in May this year.

After hearing the case, District Court Judge Ajaya Krishna Vishvesha rejected the Hindu petitioners' demand.

The District Court based its decision on a Supreme Court order issued on May 16 that directed the sealing of the Gyanvapi mosque-Kashi Vishwanath temple complex, preventing anyone from entering.

The Court reserved its order after the arguments over carbon dating and scientific study of the Shivling-like structure were concluded during the last hearing on Tuesday.