Varanasi: Hours after the court-ordered videographic survey of the Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi mosque complex in Varanasi ended Monday, a civil court in Varanasi asked the Uttar Pradesh government to immediately seal the place where a purported ‘shivling’ has been found, according to Live Law. The court has also prohibited the entry of any person into the sealed room.
The survey of the premises of the Gyanvapi ended after three days of inspection in the presence of court-appointed Advocate Commissioners, lawyers from both sides, all concerned parties and officials.
On Thursday, a Varanasi court ordered the resumption of the video survey of the complex, which was halted last week following allegations of bias against the official in charge, even if it meant getting “locks opened/ broken”. The survey report must be submitted by Tuesday, it said.
SM Yasin, joint secretary of the Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee, which manages Gyanvapi Mosque, said, ” We strictly followed the order by the court and fully cooperated in the survey. I am deeply pained that the people associated with petitioners are making claims which suit them and leaking details of proceedings of the survey.”
Advocate Vishal Singh, the court-appointed special assistant commissioner in Varanasi, said the survey was conducted in an unhindered manner.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is likely to hear the Anjuman Intazamia Masjid Committee’s appeal against the Varanasi Court’s order directing a survey of Gyanvapi mosque.