gyanvapi: Survey of the upper part of Gyanvapi mosque complex scheduled for Sunday: Key points | India News
The survey, as per a court directive, is scheduled to be conducted between 8am and noon, said advocate Vishal Singh, the court-appointed special assistant commissioner.
Here are the key points:
Gyanvapi complex basement and western wall surveyed on Saturday
The court-appointed advocate commissioner started the survey and videography of the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi on Saturday, two days after a civil judge refused to replace him and ordered that he submits his survey report by May 17. The survey, which began at 8am with the officials entering the underground cell and starting videography, was conducted peacefully under the security cover of over 1,500 security personnel on day one. On the day, a 54-member team, led by advocate commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra, conducted the survey of the Gyanvapi complex basement and the western wall.
A day before the survey was to begin, a meeting of plaintiffs and respondents in the case was organised on Friday to finalise the plan. After the meeting, district magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma said both sides were appealed to maintain peace and harmony.
Elaborate security arrangements near Gyanvapi mosque
The Uttar Pradesh Police has made security arrangements in view of devotees lining up for ‘darshan’ during the Gyanvapi survey. “There is a robust arrangement to ensure that the people don’t face any inconvenience and everything goes on well,” said RS Gautam, deputy commissioner of Police, Kashi Zone.
On Saturday, ahead of the survey, all the shops within the 500-meter radius of the area were kept shut.