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Amid Gyanvapi Row, ASI May Conduct Excavation Of Qutub Minar Complex. Orders For Iconography

Amid Gayanvapi row excavation may start in the Qutub Minar complex located in the national capital Delhi .

 According to the reports the Union Ministry of Culture has directed that iconography of idols should be done in Qutub Minar. 

Excavation will start on the basis of a report in the Qutub Minar complex. 

ASI will report to the Ministry of Culture for the excavation.

The Culture Secretary has taken these decisions in a site visit with the officials on Saturday. 

According to the reports excavation can be started at a distance of 15 meters from the mosque in the south of the minaret. 

What is iconography?
Iconography is a branch of art history that studies the identification, description and interpretation of the content of images.

Let us tell you that a few days ago a petition was filed in the Saket court seeking the right of restoration and worship of Hindu deities in the Quwwutul Islam Mosque present in the Qutub Minar complex. On which hearing will be held today in Saket court on 24 May. 

The petition claimed that Muhammad Ghori’s general Qutubuddin Aibak had partially demolished 27 temples and built the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque in the premises from this material.

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