Gyanvapi survey concludes, report to be submitted tomorrow, On Monday, the final portion of the court-ordered video-graphic survey at Varanasi’s Gyanvapi Mosque was finished. A significant portion of the survey was believed to have been completed in the last three days.
The activities at the Gyanvapi mosque complex were carried out by a survey team led by court-appointed commissioners and attended by lawyers from both sides.
The mosque management committee had previously objected to lawyer commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra being selected by the court to conduct the survey, claiming that he lacked the authority to film within the Gyanvapi mosque.
However, the mosque committee’s request to replace Mishra was denied by District Civil Judge (Senior Division) Ravi Kumar Diwakar.
Two more advocates had been chosen by the court to assist the court commissioner with the survey. The judge had requested that the survey report be submitted on May 17.
The district court had ordered that if keys were not available for a complex, the locks be smashed, and that if the survey was not authorized, the district authorities should file FIRs.
The court committee was conducting the study in compliance with the court’s direction, according to Varanasi District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma on May 15. To avoid any unforeseen incidents, the administration has deployed a large number of police officers.
“There were strict security procedures implemented. Dhoondi Raj Ganesh and Ganga Nadi ‘dwaar’ were opened for devotees at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, while gate number 4 was closed to the general public for four hours.”
“Today, around 65 percent of the survey work was accomplished. The survey will be conducted again on Monday. Because the lawyers were unfamiliar with archaeological survey work, the process took some time (today) “According to Madan Mohan Yadav, the Hindu side’s lawyer in the lawsuit.