Varanasi: On the last day of Gyanvapi Mosque Survey, as per India Today reports, lawyer Vishnu Jain is claiming that a shivling was found inside the well. The shivling is alleged to be 12 feet by 8 inches in diameter.
Further Jain told India Today that he would go to civil court seeking its protection. An order has been issued by the court to seal the area and prohibit the entry of people in that area.
According to India Today reports, an advocate from the Hindu side, Madan Mohan Yadav, claimed that the shivling is Nandi faced.
Celebrating this discovery, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya took to Twitter. He wrote, “The manifestation of Baba Mahadev in Gyanvapi on the occasion of Buddha Purnima has given a mythological message to the country’s eternal Hindu tradition.”
According to India Today reports, from Muslim side the lawyer Mirazuddin, called the claim incorrect. Another lawyer, Abhay Nath Yadav, said it is better to ask Vishnu Shankar.
On the news, Assadudin Owaisi tweeted, “Gyanvapi was a mosque, and will always be one.”
According to report, Ganesh Sharma on being asked about the shivalinga, he said that he is not aware. On being questioned about the chanting of ‘Har Har Mahadeo” slogans, he replied “You can all very well understand; you are not kids.”
In the interview he said “We were told not to talk about what we have videographed,” he said, adding, “People who are claiming about shivling must be responsible enough. What I can say, the truth will win.”
Earlier, the Varanasi District Magistrate said, that details of the survey of Gyanvapi mosque were not disclosed by any member of the commission. He said, “No details of the survey of Gyanvapi mosque were disclosed by any member of the commission. The court is the custodian of the information about the survey. One member was debarred from the commission for about a few minutes yesterday, but was later admitted to the commission.”
Supreme Court is likely to hear the Anjuman Intazamia Masjid Committee’s appeal against the Varanasi Court’s order directing the survey of Gyanvapi mosque.