Gyanvapi Mosque ASI Survey: The survey started at eight o’clock in the Gyanvapi campus on Saturday morning. The ASI team arrived amid heavy security and went to the dome, Vyasji’s basement, and other portions of the main buildings to investigate. During the basement survey, significant evidence was gathered.
On Saturday, the third day of the ASI survey in Gyanvapi, Vadini women and Hindu advocates stated that remains of idols and shattered temple pillars had been discovered in the basement.
Now ASI will get many more such proofs, on the basis of which it will be clear from the scientific method that the religious form of Gyanvapi was changed.
On the other side, District Judge Dr. Ajay Krishna Vishwesh’s court has accepted ASI’s appeal for survey and report submission.The District Judge’s court has ordered the survey report to be provided by September 2. Four weeks’ time was sought from the ASI to submit the survey and its report. People from the Muslim community, as well as their supporters, took part in the survey on Saturday.
Soil, brick and stone samples were also taken :
The survey began at 8 a.m. on Saturday at the Gyanvapi campus. The ASI team arrived amid heavy security and went to the dome, Vyasji’s basement, and other portions of the main buildings to investigate.Much important evidence was collected during the basement survey.Soil, brick, and stone samples were also collected. The construction period and age will be determined with its assistance. When the survey ended at 5 pm, people from the Hindu and Muslim side came out of the premises.
Advocates Sita Sahu and Sudhir Tripathi, representing the Hindu side, told reporters that the ASI team had visited every other portion of Gyanvapi except the sealed Vaju Khana.Remains of idols and broken pillars of the temple have been found in the basement of Vyasji in front of Nandi. In the basement, Swastik and Kalash-like figures have also been sighted.The western wall of Gyanvapi is testifying without any survey. Gyanvapi is an essential component of Hinduism’s ancient Shiva temple.
ASI team will take help of IIT Kanpur :
Sita Sahu and her advocate Sudhir Tripathi claimed that ASI’s investigation based on the scientific method would also clear that a Shivling was buried underground under the main dome of Gyanvapi. The ASI team will enlist the assistance of IIT Kanpur in this endeavour. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technology will be employed for this. According to Sita Sahu and counsel Sudhir Tripathi, the survey work would take time, but it will become obvious in a transparent manner that the existing edifice was built on top of the original temple.
3-D imaging, continued photo and videography :
Anupam Dwivedi, advocate of the Hindu side, Rakhi Singh, said that the ASI team did 3-D imaging of the existing building of Gyanvapi on Saturday. For 3-D imaging of the building, the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) was used. Aside from that, photography and videography work continued, as did mapping and scanning of the Gyanvapi campus’s interior. So far no chemical has been used in the investigation. Nor has it been excavated anywhere. The ASI team is gathering evidence for the study by looking at every corner outside and inside Gyanvapi.
Basement cleaned, rear cleaned
Advocate Anupam Dwivedi said that along with the ASI team, people from the Hindu and Muslim side also went to the basement at Gyanvapi. The ASI team did the mapping, framing and scanning after cleaning the place and arranging adequate light and air. The ASI crew has removed the grass and other vegetation in order to collect evidence behind Gyanvapi’s western wall.GPR technology will be used soon. According to advocate Anupam Dwivedi, the ASI team would soon use Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) equipment.This will take two to three days. The ASI team said that in GPR technology, such signals are received with the help of electromagnetic radiation, which prove to be effective in telling what type and size of object or structure is under the ground. The use of GPR technology does not require any excavation and does not cause any damage to the existing building.
43 member team reached for survey
Police and administrative officers said that a 43-member team of ASI had reached the third day of the survey. The survey work began at eight o’clock in the morning. Due to Namaz and lunch break, the survey activity was paused from 12:30 pm to 2 pm. Following that, the survey began and lasted till the evening. The ASI crew left Gyanvapi around 5:15 p.m.
Survey from 8 am even today :
The survey work will also begin at 8 a.m. on Sunday and will last until 5 p.m. In between, there will be a lunch break. Even during Namaz, survey work will be halted.