The Credibility of the report submitted by ASI

The Supreme Court came to an assessment that the mosque was not built on vacant land, based on the report submitted by the Archaeological Survey of India(ASI). The constitution bench, comprising five judges led by the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, said that there is no evidence which proves that the mosque was build breaking the temple, in its unanimous verdict.

The Verdict stated that the disputed land belongs to Hindus and Sunni Waqf Board will be given 5 acres of land. The apex court described the demolition as a violation of law and Order. It also made it clear that ownership cannot be granted on the grounds of faith and trust.

Following the directions of the Allahabad High Court, the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) excavated the disputed land. Two excavations were carried out in the disputed land, the first was in 1976-77 and the latter in 2003. The ASI has submitted the evidence that it has found in the 2003 excavation. To save the mosque from demolition, the ASI has conducted Ground-Penetrating Radar( GPR) survey.

Findings of ASI in Ayodhya:

The ASI excavations have found the remains that were dated back to the 13th century Bc. It has found remains of the Kushan and Shung periods and the Gupta period of the early middle age.

The temple which was built in a circular form was believed to be from the 7th century to the 10th century. One more structure of another huge building was also found.

The ASI report states that the mosque was built in the 16th century on the top of the ruins of this building.

The ASI has also found 50 pillars in the excavation that is located right under the structure.

The report also mentioned that the ruins of other eras were also found. These ruins could be of Buddhist or Jain temples.
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