The counsel for the Hindu side, Vishnu Shankar Jain, revealed that the ASI survey report on the Gyanvapi complex in Varanasi indicates that the mosque was constructed on the remains of a pre-existing temple. Jain shared with reporters that copies of the comprehensive 839-page survey report were provided to the concerned parties by the court. According to Jain, the survey report unequivocally states that the mosque was built after demolishing a pre-existing temple.
Jain further asserted that the survey report provides substantial evidence supporting the existence of a temple on the site before the construction of the mosque. Earlier in the day, a total of 11 individuals, representing both the Hindu and Muslim sides, applied in court to access the ASI survey report on the Gyanvapi complex, which is situated adjacent to the Kashi Vishwanath temple.
(With Agency Inputs)