Topic: The Archaeological Survey of India
The Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee, which manages the historic Gyanvapi mosque, has moved an application before the Varanasi district judge claiming that the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is digging the premises which is against the court’s directions.
Archaeological Survey of India has banned Muslims from offering prayer at the Taj Mahal except on Fridays
The Supreme Court in July ordered that only Agra residents would be allowed to offer namaz inside the Taj Mahal complex on Fridays. The court observed that the 116th-century monument was one of the seven wonders of the world, and needed to be preserved.