Gyanvapi Mosque Videography Survey in Varanasi Concludes

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  • Gyanvapi mosque filming concludes a day ahead of next hearing.
  • Eighty percent of the filming was done in eight hours over two days.
  • The survey was stalled last week amid objections by the mosque committee.

Varanasi: The court-mandated three-day videography survey of the Gyanvapi Masjid complex in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi has ended a day before the next hearing of the case in court amid elaborate security arrangements.

Till Sunday, 80 per cent of the premises were surveyed in eight hours over two days, a person familiar with the matter said.

Devotees were given entry to the Kashi Vishwanath temple through Dhundhi Raj Ganesh Gate and Ganga river gate. The entrance of the general public was kept closed for four hours at the joint gate number 4 of Gyanvapi.

The survey was stalled last week amid objections by the mosque committee, which claimed that the advocate commissioner appointed by the court for the survey did not have the mandate to film inside the premises. In his order on Thursday last, District Civil Judge (Senior Division) Ravi Kumar Diwakar had turned down a plea by the mosque committee to replace Ajay Kumar Mishra, who was appointed advocate commissioner by the court to survey the Gyanvapi-Gauri Shringar complex.

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