Gyanvapi Mosque Survey: Heavy police force deployed in Varanasi; market closed

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Gyanvapi Mosque Survey: The survey inside the Gyanvapi Masjid, located next to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, begins today, May 14. Heavy police deployment has been seen in the area to avoid any untoward incident. This comes in the wake of the Varanasi Court seeking a report by May 17.

As Republic TV keeps bringing out the latest updates on the survey, it is learned that all the surveyors have been asked to put out their mobile phones. They have been strictly instructed not to enter the mosque premises with mobile phones.

Heavy police deployment has been made in and around the mosque area to avoid any mishap. Barricades have been put up to prevent vehicular movement as the survey is completed by 12 noon. The market is closed as the shopkeepers have been instructed to keep their business closed till the survey is completed.

Providing details on security for Gyanvapi Masjid survey in Varanasi, UP, DCP Kashi Zone RS Gautam told ANI, “There is a robust system in place to ensure that people do not face any inconvenience, Darshan is well Come on and all is well.”

Gyanvapi survey verdict

Hearing a petition filed by a group of Hindu women to offer prayers at a Hindu temple, a Varanasi court on Thursday allowed a videographic survey of the Gyanvapi mosque complex located next to the Kashi Vishwanath temple. The guidelines for the continuation of the video survey of the mosque were issued by Varanasi Civil Judge Ravi Kumar Diwakar and further it was announced that it would be conducted till May 17. Whereas despite reservations from the Gyanvapi Masjid Management Committee, the court refused to remove Court Commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra.

Earlier on April 18, 2021, a group of women from Delhi had moved the court with their petition and also sought to stop the protestors from damaging the idols.

On 26 April, the Varanasi Civil Judge’s court ordered the advocate commissioner of the Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi mosque complex and other places to conduct videography after Eid and submit the report by May 10.

It is to be noted that the Gyanvapi mosque survey controversy dates back to 1991 when local priests filed several petitions in the Varanasi district court for permission to perform puja in the Gyanvapi complex.

Survey of Gyanvapi Masjid begins from today; The report will be submitted to the court by May 17

The petitioners argued that a part of the Kashi Vishwanath temple was demolished in the 17th century and the Gyanvapi mosque was built on the orders of the Mughal ruler Aurangzeb.

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