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High Court orders excavations in Ayodhya

Sharat Pradhan in Lucknow | March 05, 2003 21:41 IST

A three-judge bench of the Allahabad high court on Wednesday asked the Archaeological Survey of India to undertake excavations at the disputed site in Ayodhya to ascertain whether a temple existed at the place where Babri Masjid stood before it was demolished by Hindu zealots on December 6, 1992.

The court directed the ASI to start the excavations within a week and complete the task in 30 days.

The ASI  has been asked to keep a distance of at least 10-feet from the makeshift temple that was erected immediately after the demolition of the 16th century Babri mosque.

The court order for excavation was opposed by the counsel for the Ramjanmbhoomi Trust on the ground that it infringed  the Supreme Court order for maintenance of status quo at the disputed site.

The bench, however, pointed out that the apex court's order for status quo was addressed to the rival parties [in the dispute], "not to this court."

The court has earmarked a 100 ft X 100 ft area where the excavations would be carried out.

Babri Masjid Action Committee convenor, Zafaryab Jilani, welcomed the court order.

The court order came a day before the crucial hearing in the Supreme Court on whether the undisputed part of the land acquired by the government in the aftermath of the demolition should be handed back to its rightful owners.



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Any kind of steps who leads to early and transparent decision are welcomed.


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