New Delhi, Nov 09: K K Muhammad had once said death is preferable while on duty. He made this comment when he was told he was going to be suspended for making public the fact that he had discovered temple remnants inside the Babri Mosque. Muhammad worked along with archaeologist B B Lal, the former director-general of the ASI who led the excavation team that first claimed to have unearthed remnants of a Hindu temple.
New Delhi, Nov 09: The report of the ASI was relied upon heavily by the Supreme Court while delivering the verdict in the Ayodhya case.
Let us trace what the ASI had said and the position that it indicated:
The Taj Mahal is a tomb and not a temple, the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) has told the a court in Agra. The ASI refused to accept the contention that the Taj Mahal, a world heritage site was built on a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.