Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article
Home > Business > PTI > Report

New leader for ASI team in Ayodhya

May 26, 2003 15:36 IST

The Archaelogical Survey of India team carrying out excavations at the disputed site in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh will now have a new leader.

Hari Majhi will replace B R Mani as leader of the ASI team on Tuesday.

A three-judge bench of the Allahabad high court, which is hearing a title suit on Ayodhya land, had directed the UP government to replace Mani following complaints by the Sunni Central Waqf Board of violation of excavation norms.

The HC 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 communal riots all across the acountry.

The court has, however, allowed Mani to continue in the team.

7333: The Latest News on Your Mobile!

© Copyright 2005 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.

Share your comments

 What do you think about the story?

Read what others have to say:

Number of User Comments: 1

Sub: New Leader for ASI in Ayodhya

Suppose some other party (or the same party) to the "dispute" now objects to the new "leader": will the court order him also to be ...

Posted by Dr T.S. Raman



Copyright 2005 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.