Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

India

ASI Seeks 8 More Weeks for Bhojshala Temple-Kamal Maula Mosque Complex Report After Completing On-Site Work

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has finished its court-ordered survey of the Bhojshala Complex in Dhar district, Madhya Pradesh. However, the ASI has asked for 8 more weeks to submit its report to the Indore High Court, which was originally due on April 29.

On Tuesday, the last day of the survey, the 21-member ASI team along with 32 labourers visited the complex. Representatives from both Hindu and Muslim sides were also present during the survey.

“According to an arrangement in 2003, Hindus perform puja at the complex on Tuesdays from sunrise to sunset while Muslims offer namaz on Fridays from 1 pm to 3 pm,” said a local official.

For Hindus, the Bhojshala Complex is a temple dedicated to Goddess Vagdevi (Saraswati), while Muslims consider it the site of the Kamal Maula mosque.

Last month, the Supreme Court refused to stay the Madhya Pradesh High Court’s order directing ASI to conduct this survey within six weeks. “The survey may cause damage to the place of worship and affect religious sentiments of communities at large,” the appellants had argued while seeking an urgent hearing.

The High Court had ordered ASI to form an expert committee to “complete scientific investigation, survey and excavation” of the complex and submit a report in six weeks. The next court hearing is scheduled for April 29.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

India

During the third phase of the Lok Sabha polls in Bhopal, a ruling BJP leader, Vinay Mehar, faced legal action for allegedly enabling his...

India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone district, saying that India stands at a crucial juncture where voters must decide...

Features

It has been over six years since Madhya Pradesh’s 17 Muslim men and two minors made national headlines allegedly for celebrating Pakistan’s victory in...

Human Rights

In Madhya Pradesh’s Morena district, a 34-year-old pregnant woman was reportedly raped by three men and then set on fire. The victim, who suffered...