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Allahabad HC allows carbon dating of Gyanvapi ‘Shivling’: How does carbon dating work?
13/05/2023 10:31 PM | Click to read full article
The Allahabad High Court on Friday (May 12) ordered a “scientific survey”, including carbon dating, of a “Shivling” said to have been found at the Gyanvapi mosque complex in Varanasi after setting aside a lower court order on the issue. On May 16 last year, during a court-ordered videographic survey of the Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi mosque, a structure – claimed to be a “Shivling” by the Hindu side and a “fountain” by the Muslim side – was found inside the mosque premises.