Indian Muslim Leading Newspaper, New from India, Islam, World
32 pages, Twice a month. Subscribe Now.  (RNI DELENG/2000/930; ISSN 0972-3366)

Since Jan 2000

Cartoons .  Special Reports . National  . Issues . Community News Letters to the Editor  . Matrimonials . Latest Indian Muslim Statements . Book Store ++

Subscribe Online

About Us

Online Book Store  

Jobs @ MG

Advertise on MG
Our Team
Contact Us

Muslim Matrimonials
Our Advertisers

Add to your RSS reader - Indian Muslim Islamic News online media web site

  Lastest Indian Muslim 
Statements & 
Press Release
Web (WWW) OR  
only MG

Tell me when the next issue comes online:






If you haven't seen the print edition,

missed it ALL

send me the print edition


Babri Masjid site
Court suggests excavation

Endless litigation: 
Now this site is to be excavated 

In a bid to know whether a temple existed beneath Babri Masjid, a special bench of Allahabad High Court hearing the title suit has suggested excavation of the site. The bench is of the opinion that the dispute can be resolved through archaeology, a discipline that has achieved great authenticity in modern times. 

A judge-bench consisting of Justice Bhanwar Singh, Justice Syed Rifat Alam and Justice Sudhir Narain observed recently that if there was a temple or any other religious structure on the disputed site, it could be ascertained through excavation. Giving a general outline of how the excavation should be done, in case it was decided by government, the bench directed the contesting parties to put forward their suggestions on the issue in writing within two weeks.

The bench observed that in case the excavation was carried out it, should be done by Archaeological Survey Of India under the supervision of five eminent archaeologists even if they were retired, and two of them must be Muslim.

The bench said that the excavation should be videographed. In case any artifact is found, it should be photographed in colour as well as in black and white. Slides should also be prepared. Such artifacts should be kept in the custody of UP government.

The bench also suggested that the idol of Lord Rama kept at the disputed site for the darshan of the devotees should be kept at the chabootra (platform) situated at the east side of the site till the excavation was completed. The court could appoint observers for excavation. Before excavation, the Archaeological Survey of India has to survey the site by ground- penetrating radar or geo-radiology devices and prepare a report, taking financial assistance from the Centre. 

The judges visited the site on May 4. The district magistrate Faizabad had sent a list of 265 items/artifacts said to have been recovered at the site at the time of demolition of Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992. These items are kept in Ram Katha Kunj at Ayodhya. 

In the meantime, the bench allowed the plantiff Sunni Waqf Board to call its earlier witness Professor Suraj Bhan after cross-examination of another witness Dr. SP Gupta is completed .The bench however refused permission to call back Prof. Suvitra Jaiswal for re-examination of witness.

Th bench also dismissed the application presented on behalf of Bhagwan Ram Lalla Virajman through Justice (retd.) Deoki Nandan Agarwal and Rajput Sabha president Dharam Veer Rawal. Justice Agarwal expired a few months ago. Rawal submitted that since the only heir to Mir Baqi, who constructed the Babri Masjid, Mir Jawad Husain, entered an agreement on January 1, 1948 handing over Babri Masjid to be used as Ram temple and agreed to construct a mosque in his native village Sahjanwa in Faizbad district, the case may be closed. The Sunni Waqf Board advocate pleaded before the court that the application was nothing but an attempt to waste time of the court. The application was dismissed.

Obaid Nasir in Lucknow

Subscribe Now:

Get Books from India at cheap attractive ratesArabic English High Quality translation

Help Relief, Welfare, development work in India - Zakat

Read books on Indian Muslim Islamic topics only on MG bookstore !

Subscribe 2 MG print edition | Muslim Educational Loan AidContact Us | Muslim Baby Names | OutreachIndia | Suggestions | Muslim  Islamic greeting cards

Bookmark The Milli Gazette

Privacy PolicyDisclaimer  Copyright 2000-Present  Publishers: Pharos Media & Publishing Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, India