A Varanasi court today granted four more weeks to the Archaeological Survey of India to complete the scientific survey of the Gyanvapi mosque complex and submit its report, and added that the duration of the survey will not be extended beyond this.
Government counsel Rajesh Mishra said that District Judge AK Vishvesh accepted their appeal to extend the period of the ongoing survey by four more weeks during a hearing on a plea by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
The ASI, which was to submit the report of the survey by October 6, now has time till November 6 to do the same.
The ASI is carrying out a scientific survey of the Gyanvapi mosque premises, next to Kashi Vishwanath Temple here, to determine whether the 17th-century mosque was constructed over a pre-existing structure of a Hindu temple.
(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by String Reveals staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)