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ASI gets five more weeks for Ayodhya excavation work
Sharat Pradhan in Lucknow | April 10, 2003 15:33 IST
The Archaeological Survey of India on Thursday was granted five more weeks to complete the excavation work at the disputed site in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.
The order came on Thursday afternoon on an application moved by the ASI before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court.
The Allahabad HC is hearing a title suit on the disputed land and has asked the ASI to give its opinion on whether a temple existed at the spot where the Babri Masjid stood before it was pulled down by Hindu zealots on December 6, 1992. The demolition had triggered India' worst communal riots.
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