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October 1, 2022



Gyanvapi Updates: Survey continues in Gyanvapi campus amid tight vigil, lock of one room was broken, DGP and Chief Secretary monitoring

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Survey is going on from 8 am on Saturday morning to know the status of Shringar Gauri and other Deities in Gyanvapi campus of Varanasi. Tight security arrangements are in place regarding this.

Survey proceedings are going on in the presence of all the parties on the orders of the court to bring out the truth of Varanasi’s Gyanvapi complex. Special cameras and lights have been arranged for videography of the entire complex. There is tremendous security around the Gyanvapi campus. The survey has started from the basement. The lock of one room in Gyanvapi Masjid was opened and the lock was broken and videography was done due to non-receipt of the key of the other room till 10 pm. The DGP and the Chief Secretary are monitoring the entire matter. Survey work will be done till 12 noon. All the shops around the temple are closed.

The road leading to Gyanvapi from Madagin and Godaulia has been closed for the general public. Baba’s devotees are being given entry to the temple from gate number one. Kashi Vishwanath Dham area is transformed into a cantonment. Along with Advocate Commissioner Ajay Mishra, the people of the plaintiff-respondent side reached the premises from gate number four. Strict legal action will be taken by registering an FIR against those obstructing the proceedings of the commission.

56 people present during commissioning
The survey includes plaintiff-respondent parties, advocates for both sides, Advocate Commissioner and his team, DGC Civil and his team, Vishwanath Mandir team and police-administrative officers’ team (total 56). Everyone’s mobile has been deposited outside. 14 more people are reserved outside, they will be called under any circumstances on the orders of the Advocate Commissioner.

Media kept away from Gyanvapi campus
The court has entrusted the responsibility of conducting the survey to Advocate Commissioner Ajay Mishra. He is accompanied by Special Court Commissioner Vishal Singh and Assistant Court Commissioner Ajay Pratap Singh. The media has been stopped at the Gyanvapi complex and about a kilometer away from the main gate. The videography survey of Gyanvapi Masjid started at 8 am and will continue till 12 noon.

Report to be presented in court on May 17

Let us tell you that while hearing this matter, the court has ordered a fresh survey. The report of the matter is to be presented in the court on May 17. The survey proceedings, starting from Saturday, will continue from 8 am to 12 noon every day till May 16.

Earlier, the survey proceedings started on May 6, which came to a halt on May 7 due to the uproar. On May 7 itself, the Anjuman Inazaniya Masajid Committee had submitted an application in the court demanding the replacement of Advocate Commissioner (Court Commissioner). The court rejected this demand on Thursday.

Force on every corner, surveillance from rooftops too
A large number of PAC and CAPF personnel have been deployed inside and outside Shrikashi Vishwanath Temple Gate No. Apart from the policemen posted earlier, additional forces have also been deployed around the Gyanvapi Mosque. At the same time, the police are doing rounds in the streets and sensitive areas also imposed along the main road. Police are also deployed on the roofs of the house.

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