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Varanasi:

On the orders of the court in the Gyanvapi and Shringar Gauri premises of Varanasi, a team led by the Advocate Commissioner on Friday videographed and surveyed the parts outside the Gyanvapi Masjid.

According to the lawyer for the plaintiff, a survey will be conducted inside the barricading (Gyanvapi mosque complex) on Saturday.

The lawyer for the same Muslim side, questioning the impartiality of the Advocate Commissioner, has announced to file an application against it in the court. 

After the completion of today's videography-survey, lawyer for the plaintiff Vishnu Shankar Jain told reporters, "The Advocate Commissioner has written in coordination with the District Magistrate that tomorrow we will go inside the barricading.

Tomorrow the time has been fixed at 3 pm, to go inside the barricading.

Tomorrow the entire campus will be videographed and the Advocate Commissioner will go inside the barricading in the presence of us.

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On the other hand, Muslim side's lawyer Abhay Nath Yadav, questioning the impartiality of the court commissioner appointed for the videography survey, has asked to submit an application in the court on Saturday to get him replaced.

Alleging that the buildings to be taken under the purview of the survey were shown being scraped, he said that the court had not given any order for digging or scraping and he was not satisfied with the action taken on Friday.

He clarified that the videography-survey team did not go inside the Gyanvapi Masjid today. 

Yadav said, "The commission's proceedings started at 4 pm and the platform on the west side of the mosque was videographed.

After that the commissioner tried to go inside by opening the entrance of Gyanvapi Masjid, to which I lodged a protest and said that the court has not given any such order that it should be videographed inside the mosque, but the court commissioner claimed That they have got an order to get the lock opened and videographed, but the fact is that there is no such order, so I directly question the impartiality of the court commissioner.

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He said, 'I have prepared an application, in which it is written that the behavior of the commissioner is not fair.

He is coming to act as a party and is not trusted.

Tomorrow I will give an application to the same effect in the court and request the court commissioner to be changed.

Earlier, on the orders of a local court, Advocate Commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra and many people of the plaintiff had reached Gyanvapi for the work of videography and survey of Shringar Gauri and other deities located at Kashi Vishwanath Dham-Gyanvapi.

Before the start of the work, a large number of people had gathered in Gyanvapi to offer Friday prayers.

He told that during this time some mischievous elements started raising slogans.

However, the police chased away the people who were shouting slogans.

Meanwhile, shops around Kashi Vishwanath Dham-Gyanvapi were closed. 

Syed Mohammad Yasin, co-secretary of 'Anjuman Inazaniya Masajid', which maintains the Gyanvapi mosque, told PTI, "The people of the Muslim side were opposing the videography inside the Gyanvapi mosque, because videography is prohibited inside the mosque. is.''

He claimed that the premises inside the mosque are not included in the sites the court has ordered for the videography-survey.

Yasin said, "After the protest, the survey team started its work at many places including Shringar Gauri, Nandi and Gyanvapi well from 4 pm onwards."

Sources said that shortly before the dispute, a woman started offering Namaz by laying cloth near the barricading in front of gate number four of Kashi Vishwanath temple, which was later taken to the police station.

According to the police, the woman has been identified as Ayesha, a resident of Jaitpura and she is deranged.

The police have found photos of Hindu deities near him in search. 

It is noteworthy that Rakhi Singh and others, led by Jitendra Singh Visen, office bearer of Vishwa Vedic Sanatan Sangh, filed a suit in the court in August 2021, demanding regular darshan-worship of Shringar Gauri and protection of deities of other deities.

The court of Civil Judge (Junior Division) Ravi Kumar Diwakar, after hearing both the sides, on April 26, appointed Ajay Kumar Mishra as Advocate Commissioner, and ordered a videography-survey of the Gyanvapi campus to present its report on May 10.

Mishra had fixed May 6 as the day for videography and survey. 


According to police sources, as the matter is sensitive, the police of all the police stations of the district as well as the local intelligence unit have been ordered to be extra vigilant.