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. There are strong security arrangements in this regard.
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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 heavy security around the Gyanvapi campus. The survey work of three rooms of the basement of Gyanvapi Masjid has been completed. The survey work of the fourth room is yet to be done. It is not yet known what was found in the basement. During the ongoing survey in the presence of Advocate Commissioner, the entire team is closely monitoring each and every thing.
The DGP and the Chief Secretary are monitoring the entire matter. Survey work will be done till 12 noon. Strict legal action will be taken by registering an FIR against those obstructing the proceedings of the commission. An alert has been issued in Varanasi Commissionerate regarding Gyanvapi survey. Social media is being monitored.
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 into the temple from gate number one. Kashi Vishwanath Dham area is transformed into a cantonment.
56 people were present during the survey
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.
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