By MuslimMirror

NEW DELHI : The Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay the decision of the Madhya Pradesh High Court directing an ASI survey of the entire site of Bhojshala Temple cum Kamal Maula Mosque.

A bench presided over by Justice Hrishikesh Roy issued notice to the Union government, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Hindu front for Justice Trust and others on a special leave petition filed by Maulana Kamaluddin Welfare Society.

In the meantime, the Bench, also comprising Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra, directed that the courts below will not act upon the survey report.

The apex court clarified that no physical excavation should be done by ASI at premises in question which in effect could change the character of the structure.

On March 13, the Indore Bench of the MP High Court ordered ASI to undertake a complete scientific investigation, survey and excavation of the site, including carbon dating of the age, life of various structures both above and beneath the ground.

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